Faery Lure

One eve, I wandered,

through grassy glade,

Breathing scents of apples,

and violets.

While, at some distance,

strange music, played.

But I did not know the secret,

yet!

Somehow, the source, I

could not find,

Strange, how it somehow,

eluded me!

Though I did look, before,

and behind,

Sweet notes remained, a

mystery!

Off to my right, some clover

grew,

To my surprise, all leaves, of

four!

While in the twilight, drowsy

bees,

Led me to where I found, yet,

more!

Luck’s clover wreath, I

fashioned, there,

Hearing, a giggle, faery bright!

I placed the wreath, upon my

hair,

Watching the sun, sink down,

to night.

Clover, four-leaved, breaks

faeries’ spells,

So, warded well, I had no

fear,

That I’d be caught, and past

the veil,

Destined to dance, for many

years.

Passing, beneath three trees

of Thorn,

Noticing, not, wreath

snatched, and gone,

Only protection, from fae,

well shorn,

Leaving defenseless, me,

alone.

A raven perched, upon a tree,

Cawing, in harsh and strident

voice.

Somehow, I knew, he said, to

me,

“Best be away, while you

have choice!”

Too late! For charmed, I

traveled on,

To next, discover, red and

white,

Mushrooms, that made a

faery ring,

Where faeries danced, in

pure delight!

“Oh, come and dance the

faery ring!

Free, you will be, of cares

and woe.

Come, lift your voice, and

with us sing,

And leave behind the world,

you know!”

Enchantment’s thrall, I can,

but obey,

Toward the ring, forced, each

step, I take,

Gone is the time, I could turn,

away.

The world I have known, I

must now, forsake!

If you should find, yourself,

one day,

Breathing in violet or apple

bliss,

While into the air, chimed

music plays,

Be well forewarned; it comes

to this!

Raven and crow are

harbingers,

Warning of faeries,

somewhere near.

With lure of luck’s clover, as

clever draw,

They giggle, while planning,

to catch you, here!

And if you’re drawn, to step

within,

Circle of mushrooms, red and

white,

Say your “goodbyes”, to the

world of men,

And say “hello”, to the Fae’s

Delight!

By Donna Ferguson Dudley

(Copyright, 2015 10/02/15)

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