The Realm of Faerie
artwork and poetry by LCSutherland“Vivianne” 8×10 $60
~ Pegasus ~
White, white: faster than Light.
Eyes, eyes: gentle and Wise.
Feet, feet: pointed and Neat.
Nose, nose: soft as a Rose.
Mane, mane: pure, without Stain.
Svelte, svelte: shimmering Pelt.
Ears, ears: swiveling to Hear.
Cries, cries—my song to the Skies.”
Fly! Fly! I want to soar High!
Wings, wings—these do I Lack!”
(Maybe, one day, I’ll ride on thy back)
~ The Unicorn ~
Peering through a misted morn’…
did spy the colt with spiraled horn..
Speckled like the Guinea hen…
and feisty as the jaded wren…
Fleet across the forest floor…
he flies into the heathered moor…
There to find the virgin’s lap..
.upon to rest his head, mayhap…
Dreamy-eyed ’til end of day…
then comes the hour to hide away…
From men and their unworthy eyes…
to flit beneath the moonlit Skies.
an bronntanas an ghrá
– the gift of love –
A Noble Heart – yet Battle Worn –
Was such that Cherished stalwart Storm,
The Sister of the Raging Sea:
Yet loved her, Held her hand, did He.
When Hellish War would Claim her Breath,
He left the Demon host Bereft;
With eyes the Hue of Frosted Night,
He held her Spellbound – Yielded Life,
And – now – to Sacred Vow they Cleave:
“In You, alone, I Find Reprieve –
My Dulcet Cure, My Heart’s Desire,
My Treasured Spring, My Living Fire.”
Come, Father Star, to Warm this Grove
Of Cherried Blossoms Pale and Mauve,
Where Hands shall Fast and be thus blessed:
By North and South and East and West;
And may it ever come to pass
That Treasured Gift – an bronntannas –
Shall never fail to Laud the Day
When Hero loved Intrepid Fey.
– Selkie –
.•°Swathes of Moonbeam, Threads of Pearl…Whisps of Winsome Wings Unfurl°•.
.•°Webs of Starshade, Folds of Glass…Sheath of Silken Sheen Morass°•.
.•°Tresses, Midnight, Spectral Flesh…Blithe and Briny Berth Enmesh°•.
.•°Temptress, Siren, Faerie’s Child…Darling Dreamer – Dulcet, Mild°•.
.•°Sealine Grace and Icy Stare…Noisome Noxious Knave, Beware°•.