A Fairy Song, a poem by Carl Parsons at Spillwords.com

A Fairy Song

A Fairy Song

written by: Carl Parsons

 

Those childhood days are gone from me
across the wild and salty sea:
I see them vanish with the tide
that washes where the shellfish hide.

Still I see their ghostly sails
that billow out in windy gales
and scudding o’er the white-capped sea
return in fairy dreams to me.

So in a place across the sea,
beneath the turf and stone and tree,
in fairy land my fancy dwells
and nectar drinks from ivory shells.

Though future years may burdens bear
and grim grimaces they may wear,
still happiness I know is mine
where fairies dance and sing and rhyme!

Carl Parsons

Carl Parsons

Carl Parsons, a former manufacturing manager for TRW Automotive, has had a secondary career as a college instructor of rhetoric and literature. Now retired, he serves as a Master Gardener for the University of Tennessee Extension office and contributes essays on botanical subjects to Hey, Smokies! (an online travel magazine). He has also served as associate editor for Heater, a crime fiction magazine. Currently, he is an active member of Scribophile online writers’ workshop. Born in Parkersburg, WV, he now resides in Kodak, TN. Publication Credits: • Crime Novella, Jukes, to be published in March 2020 by Dark Passages Publishing • Short story, “Judith and Phillip,” published by Foundling House (2019) • Short story, “Another Bus Ride for Sunny,” published by Spillwords Press (2019) • Two poems published with Literary Yard (2019) • Two poems published with Plum Tree Tavern (2019)
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