Patrick William Kavanagh
Dance Of The Faeries
I gaze out at the frosty winter scene from my little bubble of warmth,
The golden tint of morning touches skies of baby blue, framing trees and bushes wrapped in winter-white.
In my mind I see the faeries dance and fly amongst the trees,
A prayer that masquerades as song, is softly playing, and I feel at ease.
Were the faeries simply woodland creatures they would be at rest this barren winters day,
Bare of leaf and fruit, the trees can still provide a glorious scene in which our tiny kin can play,
And still, They speak to me and fill my eyes with beauty and the memories of a summers day,
and as Osiris rises, just a little stronger, I can feel his call to pray.
We're not just blood and bone, Our gods are not just effigies in gold and stone,
Beauty lies within, and lies without, our spirits call us to a higher place,
Of that I have no doubt.
Lift your faces from the earth, your Mother bears you up so you may gaze in wonder at the skies,
Lift your heart and realise that you are loved, and you will never truly die.
Patrick William Kavanagh's Other Poems
Read this poem in other languages
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.
Poet's Notes about The Poem
Comments about this poem (Dance Of The Faeries by Patrick William Kavanagh )
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
Edgar Allan Poe
(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
(2 November 1994)
Alfred Lord Tennyson
(6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892)
(13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990)
(28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827)
Poem of the Day
- **कधी कधी **, Lyrics Swapnild Chatge
- ** सागं ना 2 **, Lyrics Swapnild Chatge
- ** अबोल भावना मनातल्या **, Lyrics Swapnild Chatge
- I am Not Alone, Sandra Feldman
- When the flower withers, Leong Ming Loong
- चादंण रात, Lyrics Swapnild Chatge
- The Scheme, Tony Adah
- The Worry, Leong Ming Loong
- जो अब तन्हा ही निकला तो, ज़माना साथ चलता है, Abhishek Omprakash Mishra
- ** अबोल मी **, Lyrics Swapnild Chatge