Daniel Murphy

Rookie (Dublin)

Fairies - Poem by Daniel Murphy

The forest floor is where they hide
In their splendid little world.
Tucked away discreetly
Where lays water, leaves and wood.

Capricious little creatures
With wings that sparkle so.
The gift of magic powers
Perhaps your friend or foe.

Invisible to many eyes
Yet mischievous in being.
These quirky tiny persons
Use spells that are not for seeing.

Their activities are but fanciful
And boundaries keep us away.
They choose for us to see them
They choose for us to stay.

We’re looked at as amusement
As they play their little jokes.
You’ll think you’re going crazy
That maybe it’s a hoax.

Mythical they seem to be
Something not so true.
But if they choose to visit
More the fool you.

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  • (4/23/2007 7:38:00 AM)

    Ah! The Fairies dance
    And make a bit of fun
    As they ply their magic
    Before the day is done.

    But it's after dark
    When they come into their own
    For they are up to mischief
    And wont leave you alone.

    They hide things from you
    Like your glasses or your beer
    Then just when you think you've found them
    It's the crunch that you hear.

    And the sound that you think you heard
    Is nothing more or less
    Than the Fairies
    A-playing in the glass.

    So curse them not for doing
    What they alone can do
    For the Fairies are amongst us
    Just waiting for me and you.

    And they'll have their pleasure
    As for certain they will
    And be there in the morning
    Pearing in over the window sill.


    (They're an international bunch that inhabit the swamps of Florida as well. Thanks for reminding me of their presence.)

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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