Tuesday, October 28, 2014

For I have eaten fairy bread, and drunk the fairies' wine.

Isn't this poem just splendid? It's from a book of poetry for children by the author Frances Wright Turner, published in 1930.

So many sweet poems. Her words are so simple, yet hauntingly beautiful.

The copy I own was given to me by my Nana. It was signed by the author [Cordially yours, Frances Wright Turner] who lived in Maine, as did my Nana whose 8th grade teachers gave her this signed copy [8th Grade Teachers - Ashland High School - To Ruth Ann Walker - 1947]. Ruth Ann Walker, a.k.a. Nana, gave this book to me [To Kathy - 1997 - Love Nana].

Last time I visited my parents, my mom had found the book in the house and thought I might like it. I so enjoyed revisiting Frances' words!

I posted the poem 'Magic' on my instagram this week and the lovely and talented @alicesaga adored it and featured the poem on her blog post yesterday. I love when I can post something that resonates with another and inspires their work. To me, that's one of the best things about blogging and social media.

Further reading: My mom posted a moving blog post last night, also featuring the poem "Cushlamocree" by Frances Wright Turner. It's a lovely poem, but to me, my mother's accompanying words are far lovelier! I could be biased, but she does have a magical way with words. Have a read, here.

Thanks for stopping by!

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