Like cicadas at summer’s end,
a fairy queen’s shell lingers, iridescent, glowing,
with traces of sleeping magic.
A wizard king can wake the dreamer
if he believes
in her magic, if he sees into her heart,
if he carries his power
lightly, gently, and with deepest respect
for the fragility of hers.
Copyright 2017 Brenda Davis Harsham
Notes: Dedicated to Resa McConaghy, the artist and creator of Art Gown La Esencia de Titania, and to all the fairy queens and wizard kings who bring magic to life every day.
Day 15 of NaNoWriMo: still on track. My new story is sparking with magic and brimming with villains. Have a magical week!