Gone With Fairies


bluebells pd

There is an incline in the forest where bluebells blossom, dense as grapes, heady as lilac. I stretch out on my back. Green stems, like octopus tendrils, tangle my hair. The land shifts perpendicular.  Down, down I slide, damp earth brushing my elbows. I land with a soft jolt onto ripe grass. The smell is beetroot, radish and earthworm.

Consider magic.

Underground rogues, fey and trolls

guard hidden treasure

beneath marbled walls. They keep

secrets, bargain dark wishes.


blue fairy

From a fog, metallic as pyrite, they emerge.  Blue skin, sapphire eyes that stare still as stone. One of them hands me a violin.  Aged from wear and tear,  its wood is warped, strings stretched.  With a rickety bow, I play.  Joyful noise spills from my fingers.

And yet.  I do not know a single note.

fairy violin


**NOTE: This poem is in response to Colleen’s Poetry Challenge/ Fairy Magic.  It is my first attempt at Haibun.  (Not sure I did it right, but hope you like 🙂  )

Happy Summer Solstice! “Always go with fairies.”





27 comments on “Gone With Fairies

  1. Patricia says:

    It’s lovely! Happy Summer Solstice to you😊

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  2. Perfect for a magickal Mid-Summer evening! 🙂

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  3. Colleen Chesebro says:

    I loved it! I think you did fabulous! What an enchanting Haibun. Happy Summer Solstice! ❤

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  4. Vicky V says:

    You bring words alive! I could feel and smell the damp earth and felt my fingers touching the old violin. Truly magical 🙂

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  5. merrildsmith says:

    Lovely, musical poem. Congratulations on being chosen as Colleen’s featured poet this week!

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  6. This is gorgeous and i love the way it ties in with the images 🙂

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  7. Olga says:

    I enjoyed the feel of the land going perpendicular. A joyful journey for the senses. Beautiful post. Congratulations on being the chosen one, Christine. ❤

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  8. “Always go with fairies” – a goal and so easy to do when they take you away to magic!

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  9. poeturja says:

    Lovely haibun! I must try it!

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  10. poetrybyliviniarendall says:

    I think this is lovely

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