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Faerie Creek

September 9, 2010
By StarlingChild PLATINUM, El Cajon, California
StarlingChild PLATINUM, El Cajon, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

Wander slowly alongside the creek,
Listen to its mystifying music,
Shuffle your bare feet in the water,
Splash your ankles as a child would,
Caress your toes in the cool mud,
Travel with your mind to unknown realms,
secretly aboard a magic carpet to get there.

Feel the willow’s leaves tickling your face,
Observe each of their intricate patterns,
Rub them between your forefinger and thumb,
Pluck them gently from their home tree,
Let them fall down, down to begin their journey,
Watch them float serenely downstream,
tiny rafts leading to a hidden fairyland.

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on Apr. 12 2012 at 6:25 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Loved the imagery in this piece---the title captured my attention.

on Jan. 22 2011 at 7:10 pm
sophietle BRONZE, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters." - Seneca

I love the use of dynamic verbs at the beginning of each line, and the feeling of depth I get through your hints of "a hidden fairyland". Keep it up!

on Sep. 25 2010 at 12:57 pm
deus-ex-machina14 BRONZE, Stewartsville, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"There are two main tragedies in life. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it." -Oscar Wilde

Mesmerizing imagery!! The words are just so graceful and paint such a sensory picture. Fantastic job!!!