Wednesday, August 15, 2007

I don't like cherries but...I do like fairies




This is a lovely quote from Emily Dickinson:

“When I sound the fairy call, gather here in silent meeting,
Chin to knee on the orchard wall, cooled with dew and cherries eating.
Merry, merry, take a cherry, mine are sounder, mine are rounder,
Mine are sweeter for the eater, when the dews fall, and you'll be fairies all.”

1 comment :

Inkspotz said...

As I have been looking for sites and blogs that have posts about fairies and fantasy I happened to come across yours. I first read your post about the Festival of Trees 2008. That post will be something to read again and investigate further. The mere mention of the orchard in Altamont is exciting as we bring our kids there every year (we live close by). It dawned on me that there might be other gems within your blog and now I have found the Emily Dickinson poem and it brings me full-circle back to fairies! Funny how the world works in ways that are mysterious and full of wonder. I then thought to navigate to another site and found great Fairy art, books and whatnot. I found some of the art on that site went hand in hand with 'nature' and 'orchard' themes, like the blog I had just come from, so I returned to your blog after being wowed by that (fairyvillage.com) fairy art. After reading further into your philosophies and interests I started to get the connections. A new interest has been sparked! Thanks Peg!