Linda Ori

(08/13/1945 / UTAH)

Forest Sprite


There was a little fairy
Sat beneath a tree -
Humming to her tiny self
A haunting melody;
Just a little tinkle
Was all that I could hear
Floating on the evening breeze
High and crystal clear;
Surrounded by a rainbow,
Sparkles lit the air -
Tiny wings did flutter
Sprinkling gold dust in her hair;
A tiny little forest sprite
Had slipped the bonds of space,
Perhaps a mere imagined thought
Had brought her to this place;
How sweet the sound she echoed
Within this forest spot -
Though I had never seen a sprite
Her image now I caught;
This tiny little fairy
Sat beneath a tree -
Humming to her tiny self
A haunting melody.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Edited: Friday, August 27, 2010

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  • David Harris (4/3/2007 5:07:00 PM)

    Linda, I needed something to lift me up and this little dancing poem did that. Top Marks from me. Thanks for sharing it.
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  • Francesca Johnson (8/23/2006 1:22:00 AM)

    Saw your Forest Sprite II and had to come to visit this one as well. Both are sweet, enchanting little poems, and like some of your other readers said, lovely to read to the grandchildren, which I will do. But even Grandmas can believe in fairies!

    Love, Fran xx (Report) Reply

  • Nalini Hebbar (8/22/2006 10:58:00 AM)

    sweet and comforting poem linda...remember those wings we got pinned to our white dresses for a christmas play...felt like a fairy...love...nalini (Report) Reply

  • Alison Cassidy (8/22/2006 8:16:00 AM)

    Linda this is adorable, written with magic and sparkle in true fairy tale fashion. It reminds me of my little threes and fours dancing to Vivaldi with toadstools and tiny wands. Loved it. Allie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Report) Reply

  • A. J. Mckinley (8/22/2006 8:16:00 AM)

    This should be set to music. I could almost hear the sounds of the dirgeful bagpipes accompanied by a melodic violin. I agree with Erhard, it is divine.
    Amy (Report) Reply

  • Erhard Hans Josef Lang (8/22/2006 3:46:00 AM)

    What a lovely, enchanting nice piece - this wonderful poem of yours. It is truly divine! The more often one reads it, the clearer one gets a feeling for the presence of such endearing sprites like the one in your forest. (Report) Reply

  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (8/22/2006 3:02:00 AM)

    Linda, this is just magically perfect. I can just imagine it as a poem in an illustrated children's fairytale book; though your portayal is so detailed, little illustration needed! t x (Report) Reply

  • Danny Reynolds (8/22/2006 2:33:00 AM)

    Absolutely charming Linda, and for my money, would stand out as a children's classic. (Unlike my imp!)
    Danny (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (8/22/2006 2:15:00 AM)

    Ya had a tale of Grimm goin' jus' fine, bu' th' Betwixter yu ar'. ya' 'ad th' damn Fairy all haunted up an' no place ta go! ...'tis all! ..BUT YOU KNOW WHAT.? ...I LOVE IT...GREAT TALE IN TRUE, MIDNIGHT! '''''''''''''FRANK/fjr (Report) Reply

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