Fairyland is carpeted with flowers,
driftwood sculptures, cairns and shells.
The shyest creatures remain hidden
except for the lilting tinkle of bells.
Even winds take the color
of dreams and wishes and sound
of songs sung over stormy seas
by those lost and found.
Ideas sprout like mushrooms,
coated in sugar and spice,
as children take time
to learn and think twice.
Blue fairies sip honey
from lily of the valley cups.
Listen for the universe.
It’s speaking to us.
Its voice hides in a butterfly’s wings
in the gaze of grinning geraniums,
in a spinning bicycle’s spokes and
in tall spikes of delphinium.
Fabled unicorn, let’s bloom with peace.
Tap your horn in the mountain streams
and let the water flow pure once more.
Let fae forests find homes, safe in dreams.
Copyright 2015 Brenda Davis Harsham
Note: All these wonderful photos were taken by Resa Swork at Graffitiluxandmurals. Thanks to the Student School for creating this gorgeous and inspiring outdoor space. Resa invited me to write words for her photos and post them here first. I’m honored and delighted. I hope you enjoyed our partnership. She has other children’s murals in her collection as well, like the graphic Columbia Parkette including an adorable raccoon, a magical two-headed rhino and an iconic white rabbit.