Sleeping Magic

Art Dress La Esencia de Titania designed and created by Resa McConaghy

Photograph Used With Permission of Resa McConaghy

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 toΒ Resa McConaghy, the artist and creator ofΒ 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!

45 thoughts on “Sleeping Magic

  1. I feature work from fellow artists and writers at my blog, Between the Lines. This month’s theme is ‘Magic’ and I’d love to include your poem. May I reblog this?

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  2. Reblogged this on Art Gowns and commented:
    Happy Thanksgiving to Brenda & all of my American friends here on WordPress! Friendly Fairy Tales inspired “La Esencia de Titania”, and she in turn has inspired “Sleeping Magic”.
    It’s a wonderful thing!

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  3. Ah, what a joy this collaboration is!
    I am honored that you were inspired to pen this poem before NaNoWriMo is finished!
    I will reblog this fabulous poem on Thanksgiving Day. Thank you, Brenda for such a rich inspiration!

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