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Poem: The Fae Along the Path

In whispers at bars they speak

Late at night of a fae they seek
Pale of skin and golden of hair
A legendary maiden who is so fair
A single look from her sky blue eyes
Ensures that any man who sees dies
After filling his life in futile pursuit
Of a beauty rendered him mute

So be wary on the road my dear sons
If you cross a strange beauty run
For she lies in wait along forest path
Waiting to find her soulmate at last
To drag him off to her hidden home
A perfect husband left to die alone

Be brave and Keep your wits about my boys
Or you’ll be another of the fairy queens toys

Ingrid posted a over at dVerse posted a prompt focused on oral poetry, which inspired me to think about early oral traditions focused on legends and the passing of knowledge.

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18 thoughts on “Poem: The Fae Along the Path

  1. A fine cautionary tale here, which reminds me of a Scandinavian legend Helene (RedCat) wrote about a few weeks back. Thank you for taking part and writing an enchanting lyrical poem!

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  2. This is gorgeously, gorgeously rendered! I especially like; “A single look from her sky blue eyes/Ensures that any man who sees dies.”💝💝

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