The lovely sunshine this morning is making me feel vey self indulgent so bare with me. My treasure today is my love of Fairy stories and such as a child. I had a book called 'Pegs Fairy Stories' and somehow in the business of growing up it has become lost and I think I have been trying to make up for it ever since. So.... today I am sharing a real favourite Cicely Mary Barkers "The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies" given to me by my dear friend Helen last Christmas. It has all her beautiful poems and artwork... a real treasure! I also love David Ellwand's "Fairie-ality Style which is an amazing resource book full of beautiful photographic art featuring fairie related objects and clothing made from nature...truly inspirational. I also have "Lady Cottington's Fairy Album" which is a replica of her journal and is very weird and naughty and hard to describe here but the age of it and the journal entries I find fascinating and lastly I have a tiny little book called 'Mouse fairies' which has little envelopes through out that have real invitations to a special ball at the end of the book... It's so wee and so cute. Lastly I am being very indulgent and including a little poem I've penned called "Silent Songs"
Amongst the bush ferns with tight curled fronds,
Dance wee faerie folk, to tunes of which they are fond.
I can't hear the the music though I strain my ear,
The dancing butterflies let me know they are near....
They seem to enjoy the music so much, flitting and fluttering.
As they dance on the flowers with a soft gentle touch.
Maybe the tune is the wind through the trees or
Maybe it's birdsong carried on the early morning breeze.
Do I imagine I hear it ? Maybe not.
Maybe it's my hearts song and I just forgot.
I aplogise for the state of this post but I am having trouble posting with blogger this morning.
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