Friday, February 15, 2013

Fairy Dreaming

Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,

For I would ride with you upon the wind,

Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,

And dance upon the mountains like a flame.

― poem excerpted from W.B. YeatsThe Land of Heart's Desire

Yeats' words and Arthur Rackham's art went so well together I couldn't resist combining them--although the last picture of the fairy ring is by Richard Doyle.

To read some of my past posts about fairies, click here. It is the time of year when we begin to think of little people, magical beings, fairy rings and the like, isn't it? Or maybe I'm rushing the season a bit, but on this bleak day a bit of fairy magic does a lot to lift the clouds and the spirits.

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Sue said...

Wonderful! I love the magical feel of faerie lore.


PS. And when I was young, my favorite make-believe was played with my best friend. I was always a fairy.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh I agree - the time is now for fairies - they seem to be dancing at my windows - beckoning me outdoors - though it is not warm enough for we mere mortals to be tramping about in bare feet just yet - but soon.

Nance said...

Fairy magic needed, indeed, to help me thru bleak Iowa February and March. The Fairy drawings are delightful and match the words perfectly.

Quinn said...

I love "dishevelled tide," Mr Yeats!

Rowan said...

I must go and read your fairy posts later today. For me they are associated summer nights especially May and June.

Linda said...

Ah, magical!

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