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Saturday, 11 July 2015

THE FAIRY TREE



The Fairy Tree stands sentinel over
this ancient woodland scene
where once both serf and cattle drover
worshiped their Nymph Queen.

But, sadly, today only modern feet
tread this sacred path
and no longer do we pause to greet
this monarch of bluebell swath.

For long ago She became invisible
to all but believer's eyes,
when weary of being an object risible
She assumed this sylvan guise.

46 comments:

  1. How beautiful and true!
    I think I need my trees so much:))
    Have a nice day dear:)
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much, Gloria...and I wish you a magical day too!!
      xoxoxo

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  2. I think I will read this at least a thousand times:

    "For long ago She became invisible
    to all but believer's eyes,
    when weary of being an object risible
    She assumed this sylvan guise."

    Gorgeous writing.

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    1. Many, many thanks for your kind comment...it really means so much to me to know you enjoyed reading this.:))

      Have a super day! :)

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  3. Ah . . . such a beautiful tree,
    how I'd love to climb it barefoot,
    and sit upon thee.

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    1. Such a wonderful thought, Lon.
      This legendary tree is just a short walk from where I live...so I may do just that!:)

      Have a great day, my friend! :))

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  4. Gorgeous!!! Oh how I would love to visit there! I am a believer...my heart forever young~

    Your words are magick to my soul, dearest Ygraine~

    Much Love and Hugs
    xoxoxo

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    1. Oh wow, Jan...thank you...from the depths of my heart!
      You and I are, indeed, Soul Sisters...and both feel these things so strongly.
      Your friendship means so much.

      I am missing your beautiful blog so much...:(

      All my Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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  5. I thought that was a lovely read.

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    1. Many thanks, B...and so appreciated! :)

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  6. A beautiful meditation on a place of enchantment.

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    1. Oh thank you, Geo...so much! :)

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  7. I had a favourite Fairy tree when I was little ... well, it was a sturdy old oak tree ... and I would sit in it 4 hours ... scaring people going by on their bicycles ... every time I'm in Europe now ... I walk by that tree ... and smile ... Love, cat.

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    1. Oh what a delightful story, Cat...and thank you so much for sharing those fond memories.
      I think it is probably the child in me that still feels these things!;)

      Many, many thanks.:))

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  8. I believe that Fairy Tree will be proud to read your poem if it could read. How about, then, whispering it to it when you're next around? :-)

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Oh CiL...I already do that...every time I pass it!
      I swear people think I've lost my marbles!! lol

      Thank you so much.:))

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  9. What a beautiful tree. I love the large arching arms that spread. And yeah, far too many walk by and dont realize the beauty of her. Or take the time to thank her for watching over us -all.

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    1. It is a place I walk to often, "X"...especially when feeling stressed.
      It is usually quiet there...the ideal place to re-charge my batteries.

      Many, many thanks.:)

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  10. What a lovely tree! Wonderful poem, thank you so much for sharing.

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  11. What a lovely tree! Wonderful poem, thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. ...and thank you so much for reading, Linda.
      Your kind words mean so much.:)
      xoxoxo

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  12. I see her in your words☺
    Enjoyed.

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    1. Oh thank you, Anthony...then I must have done a half-decent job! ;)

      Have a fabulous day.:))

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    1. Thank you so much...I truly appreciate that.:)

      Have a great day! :))

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  14. Boa tarde, seu poema transporta-me para dentro dele, a bela e foto estão em sintonia.
    AG

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    1. Oh thank you, AG...your kind words mean so much...:)

      Have a fabulous day.:))

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  15. Aw. Most of us don't see a tree for a long time because we're all so focused looking at our phones or computer screens.

    That's a glorious looking tree though.

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    1. That is so true Lux...and I am definitely one of those people!
      I do intend to rectify that as soon as my life is back on track...

      Many thanks xoxoxo

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  16. A beautiful tree and poem to remind us to look for the magic in our lives. I have several trees in a nearby wood that I visit frequently- they are so powerful (oaks) and always quiet my inner fears. Love this post Ygraine!

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    1. That is exactly how I feel when I am around trees too, Lori...this is a place I can find much needed inner sanctuary!

      Many thanks, my friend. xoxoxo

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  17. Hello Ygraine,
    Good shot with a nice story about this tree.
    In every forest mostly there is one big old tree. Coincidence or not, but always very impressive to see.

    Many sweet greetings,
    Marco

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    1. Oh I so love these old trees, Marco...they always seem so wise and nurturing...as well as incredibly beautiful!

      Thank you so much, my friend.

      A Hug :)

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  18. Hello,

    Well crafted poem reminding us of the wonderful things freely available all around us provided we take the time to pause and look. But we never do this since we are busy with our daily chores and in the process forget to enjoy the beautiful things around us and they are all free.

    Modern life has made us like automatons and like robots and we miss the astounding natural beauty that surrounds us.

    Best wishes

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    1. Oh how true, Joseph...and how sad is that?
      It really is true that the most important and beautiful things in life are free, isn't it?
      If only we could all learn to open our eyes...especially me, sometimes!

      Many thanks. :))

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  19. Holy WOW this is superb Ygraine , the way you write is pure drama, and mostly historical and i can feel it in my bones, and I love it ;)

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    1. Oh thank you, Sweetie...so much!
      So sorry I've been absent...it's just that things are really moving now and I've rarely time to catch my breath.
      Thank you so much for bearing with me.
      Your friendship means so much at this difficult time...

      Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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    1. Thank you, AG...wishing you a great week too! :)

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  21. Un poema bello, el arbol es majestuoso y magico.

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    1. Thank you so much, Boris...I truly appreciate your kind words. :)

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  22. H Ygraine..wowness!! Absolutely beautiful and breathtaking poetry...I love every single word...and every single image you conjured in my mind...! Your fairy tree is epic and gorgeous...I believe and always will..she will never be invisible to me! This is a most beautiful start to my day..your soulful poem will never leave my fairy heart!
    hugs kindred
    Victoria

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    1. Oh WOW...I am truly touched by your words, Victoria...so, so deeply.

      Thank you so very much, my dear friend...more than mere words could ever convey.

      Wishing you a magical weekend!:)

      Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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  23. So quaint and magical, lovely image and words dear Ygraine!

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