dance around the tree,
feeding us their fairy bread.
Let's all have tea.
When I was in Melbourne I walked through Fitzroy Gardens which features a fairy tree carved by Ola Cohn. She wrote fairy stories to help support and protect the tree carving.You can find more here.
|See the kangaroo and ostrich?|
|Koala and pixies|
|Fairies hiding in the crook of the tree.|
For music, here is The Fairy Tree song sung by John McCormick and here by Aine Mulvey. And check out this one of Marley PK. The Fairy Tree, the flute is lovely.
If you'd like to make Fairy Bread try this.
If you are enjoying learning about the fairies, you might want to try your own search for them. One web site called fairy trees May trees, rag trees or ribbon trees. So your poetry challenge for today is to write a short quatrain (4 lines of poetry) on a ribbon and tie it to a tree. The more poems and the more colors of ribbons, the more welcoming your tree will look to the fairies. And with all our recent storms and damage to the trees, maybe you can encourage someone to carve a fairy tree near you.
Have fun writing poems today and enjoying the wee folks.
Here are a pair of fairy wings, sent to me by one of my Summer Poetry Exchange partners, Irene Latham.
You can make your own wings using cardboard or foam board and attaching them with a bullnose clip to your writing chair. May all our poems be blessed by the fairies.
Today I'll be as happy as a child spying a fairy in my garden.