I Want to be a Fairy

Purple Fairy by Brenda Davis Harsham

Painting by Brenda Davis Harsham

A lovely blogger named Line at Paths of the Spirit wrote this beautiful poem in honor of my daughter’s fifth birthday, and gave it to her as a gift. How sweet is that? I painted a tiny fairy for it and put them together here for all fairy tale lovers who also want to be fairies:

I want to be a fairy
Beautiful and wee
I want to fly with fairy wings
And live inside a tree

I want to be a fairy
Beautiful and wee
I want to play with fairy things
And sleep inside a leaf

I want to be a fairy
Beautiful and wee
I want to eat the fairies’ cakes
And drink the fairies’ tea

I want to be a fairy
Beautiful and wee
I want to have some fairy friends
Who’ll come and play with me

I want to be a fairy
Beautiful and wee
But I am just a little girl
With lots of fairy dreams

Thank you, Line, you are an angel!  Warmly, Brenda

52 thoughts on “I Want to be a Fairy

  1. Here is my wish to your daughter, a few lines from me.
    Being a fairy is so sweet
    Would you accept me as one
    I accept all conditions to be a fairy
    If it was so beautiful to be one
    I would have wished not to grow older
    The happiness that you derive
    Splendidly amazing
    Please welcome me into your fold
    I make you sleep well be well
    Do not make me jealous as it is not in my being
    Oh ! My Fairy!!!
    Fondest Regards to YOU
    Shiva
    😃😘💟

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  2. Happy belated fifth birthday, so sorry I missed your special occasion. I would have loved seeing you all decked out as a very pink fairy! Smiles and hugs, from your distant aunt or cousin, your mom’s sister, in our imagination, Robin

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    • My daughter was a very pink fairy. 🙂 Alas, she is much prettier than my skill at painting could manage. My daughter loved the poem and took it for granted that someone would write her a cool poem, since I am always doing that for her. I know how special it is, though, and I appreciate Line very much.

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  3. How sweet! A wonderful birthday gift to your daughter. I love Line’s poems, and it seems she just put this 1 together with such ease. Amazing how we all inspire each other here in blogland. I imagine your daughter is very pleased at the birthday that just keeps giving!

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  4. It’s nice, and it’s great you’re pursuing something which you think is important for your fairy tales and the book. Definitely, good start.

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  5. Oh, Brenda! The fairy you painted is so beautiful!! I love it!! You should illustrate more, you are really talented!! 🙂 She reminds me of you 🙂 Hihi, just as sweet!

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  6. I love poetry and i love Line.. she is awesome, so are you.. but your kid.. she has to be awesome-r I know that’s not a word but I just like to say like that..
    send my heartfelt wishes and loads of hug and big fat wet kisses to your princess fairy because yes she is a fairy with a beautiful mother ❤

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