Harley White

Fools Rush In, Where Angels Fear To Tread - Poem by Harley White

[Song lyrics from my version of "Sleeping Beauty"]

This must be the princess, motionless in bed.—
She's every bit as beautiful as they all said! —
But who could awaken her? She looks quite dead! —
Fools rush in, where angels fear to tread.

This is the chamber where my dreams have led.—
She is the maiden I've longed to wed! —
But who can ever know what may lie ahead? —
Fools rush in, where angels fear to tread.

A story of a princess once was told,
Whose magical gifts were manifold,
Doomed to sleep in enchantment— a hundred years old.—
What a strange and wondrous sight to behold!

In my wildest fancies I've visited
This vision of loveliness before me spread! —
I'm caught in a bind of attraction and dread; —
But who could resist those lips rosy red? !
Fools rush in, where angels fear to tread!

Topic(s) of this poem: attraction, beauty, destiny, dreams, fairy tale, lyrics, sleeping, song

Form: Lyric

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Painting ~ Sleeping Beauty ~ John William Waterhouse ~ 1892

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Excerpt from my Work in Progress - Frame story - "Sleeping Beauty" - Song: from "Awakenings" - from "Convergence" - "Brought Round"Song: from "Awakenings" - (The prince, as he stands over sleeping Rosamond, "Sleeping Beauty", sings :)

[ harleywhite.awardspace.com ] Click on "Poems etc."… Table of Contents to my Work in Progress at bottom of page...

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 9, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, December 1, 2017

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