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The Fairy Pool

From dreams I peep into the world.
Into the outer world
some call reality.
The fairy pool, its currents
ever swirling.
That magical place
filled with such vitality.

A place to sit beside
an ancient oak or pine.
A weeping willow shimmering.
Her branches dancing
in the morning breeze.
And I, with what surprise
to see my cheerful face —

My face reflected
Reflected with such brightness
in a brook nearby.
A brook, babbling with delight.
Where some can sip …
Can sip the essence
of the living water.

Refreshing to a thirsty soul.
What sweet desire awaits
Awaits the traveler
to this Fairy Pool of wonder.
Not far away, within my sight
a nightingale courts a robin.
And a skylark from a bough above …

Chirping sweet melodious songs
to accompany their courting.
Gleefully, to warm a poet’s heart.
While squirrels scamper playfully.
‘Cross the blades of grass.
The Fairy Pool, my Fairy Pool.
A place for everyone to meet.

Perchance to court a visitor.
Enchanted fairy folk of this realm,
adorned with harp and lyre,
enjoined with all the magical creatures
In their joyful festive rituals,
of sweet songs and dances.
to embellish the four seasons of each year.

About this poem

During the 1980s, at a span of time, similar to these past few months, when the furies took hold of my creative energies, I spent several consecutive months composing a collection of poems and short stories that came to me as messages form a Fairy Pool. The Fairy Pool was a reservoir of living water, and still remains so, where I would frequently visit and find sustenance, fishing from that magical stream and receiving fertile fodder for the human soul that I would serve to warm the hearts of those who yearned for them. The years have passed, and while I continue to fish from that living water, its bounty is endless and the pool remains ever fresh and alive. This particular poem, composed on June 6, 1986, and entitled “The Fairy Pool, serves as a caption that describes the magical essence of my dreamworld. 

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Written on June 06, 1986

Submitted by karlcfolkes on March 21, 2022

Modified on April 02, 2023

1:11 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 1,189
Words 238
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7

Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1995 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s “Dear Mili” Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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