Forsythia Fairy Path

Forsythia path

Forsythia: golden bells curving overhead;
A green path winds through the hedge.
I step under the archway and stop dead.
A forsythia fairy flutters, about to fledge.

The air is filled with crystalline shine,
And a magic gale forces me backward.
I catch a glimpse of the fairy in flight, sublime.
Then the path is empty; my tale fractured.

Copyright 2014 Brenda Davis Harsham

 

52 thoughts on “Forsythia Fairy Path

  1. Hi Brenda – love the pictures in the poem – now about the picture in the photo.

    If you take your glasses off you can see quite clearly, I don’t think a fairy – it looks more like an elf to me. He is standing in the shadows just to the left of the centre – he has one of those leprechaun type hats on and a dark jacket and slightly lighter coloured trousers, possibly with boots on. Considering the close association with gold flowers – maybe he is actually a leprechaun and not an elf at all. Would you need a rainbow as well, or would a leprechaun on his own be enough to sprinkle all that gold about? I’m not truly sure how elves relate to gold. Are you?

    I tried putting my glasses back on to see if I could see him better – but of course, as you know, that is quite pointless. I guess you were ‘knocked out’ at seeing the fairy and missed him in the shadows there.
    David

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  2. Everyone loves the brilliant yellow of forsythias and this poem does the flower ‘proud!’ This was a splendid and bright post today! That fairy was a ‘force to be reckoned with!’ Hugs, Robin

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  3. Brenda, Forsythia are another blooming springtime plant I miss, we have them here in Florida but not in the abundance of Northern Virginia. I do miss the miles and miles of them you would see along I -95, and my backyard. Take care, Bill

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    • Hi Bill, Forsythia is the one of the most wild, hardy and beautiful of the spring bloomers. I have some, and it’s always trying to take over my driveway. 🙂

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  4. Oh, how wonderful to see a fairy!! 🙂 I also want to see one!! I have seen a tiny troll once when I was little, but never a fairy, I have only seen the fairy lights 🙂 🙂 🙂

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