Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Day 25: a poem inspired by a song

Okay, I'm not sure if this still qualifies but it is a piece of music:  "Midsummer Night's Dream" by Felix Mendelssohn.  This is beautiful music and if you close your eyes you can see the fairies skipping about, well, I can anyway.


Fairies flit, fly, hop and dart
They fill the dark with tiny lights
     Like fire flies.

Puck the mischeif-maker
Looks for trouble to incite
     With quiet eyes.

The fairie king and queen square off
As lovers are mislead, confused
       And afraid.

Actors practice, one's transformed
An ass's head appears, Puck's ruse
       Is played.

When morning comes the lovers wake
The forest is by sweet Puck, blessed

All is set right, all renewed
The fairy world is back at rest

Caren E. Salas

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