The Fairy Tree

The Fairy Tree

A Poem by Tom
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How's about a bit of folklore?

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Alone it stood in midst of field
legend goes, since days of yore,
a hawthorne tree, where fairies,
dance in symphony,
according to local folklore

But there came a day, sad to say
the old Squire passed away,
and with his demise,
town council's advise,
the tree must be go, it's in the way

As John DeLorean had factory plans
to build upon the land,
but against such folly, O' by golly
in life, the Squire had fought,
to stall and scupper his master plan

The wheels of industry plundered on
as is oft the case,
and heavy plant, did supplant
the airy fairy's hawthorne tree,
despatched without trace

But what Mr DeLorean didn't know
unlike the Squire himself,
bad luck for life, trouble and strife
to uproot the Fairy's sacred tree,
and so they summoned up a vengeful elf

Who cast a nasty spell upon tycoon and car
their future it went back,
no hurry in Dunmurry, ten years passed
before production, soon bankruptcy
and later arrest for trafficking 'crack'

So, if e'er you come across the hawthorne
be mindful of its aura,
cut yourself a stick, careful, don't get a prick
then please, leave well alone,
for it is sacrosanct and sacred to fauna and flora!

http://www.yourirish.com/folklore/irish-fairy-trees

© 2017 Tom



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Thanks for this, Tom. I knew about fairy duns swallowing up those that trod on them them, but your account of the hawthorn causing the demise of the De Lorean was far more entertaining (and edifying)
I always thought the gull wing doors was the reason that it never took off - but we all have our flights of fancy :-)


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Tom

2 Months Ago

Thank you Norman, yes indeed, the 'little' folk crop up every now and again to make their presence k.. read more



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The fairy tree...nice lines...nice writing

Posted 1 Month Ago


Yes, lovely take of folklore, well done, you have wrapped it very nicely in your story here. A great reminder to us silly humans about what's important - but I wonder who among us will listen X

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Tom

1 Month Ago

Yes my friend, who would listen? Thank you for the read and comments!
Don't mess with fairies who live in beautiful trees....their spells will makes sure you are sorry if you do. There is fantasy and reality woven here....and the tapestry is so lovely, Tom. Never did like those DeLorean cars! Lydi**

Posted 1 Month Ago


Tom

1 Month Ago

You've got it Lydia, don't mess with the fairies or else?

Thank you my friend!
What a great take on Folklore and fairies with vengeance and bad luck to those who put a curse on helpless trees and themselves. We all reap what we plant. Your pen is true and magical.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Tom

2 Months Ago

'Reap what you plant' ... I like that, thank you Sami!
Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

You are welcome, Tom.
Just like I believe in miracles, I believe in fairies! This piece took me to scenes in the gardens of The Chalice Well in Glastonbury. Delightful read.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Tom

2 Months Ago

Yes, I'm sure a mystical place as well, thank you Kitty!
I like this, Tom. I am a fan of fairy tales. As always, you made a fantastic piece here with a different style.
Kudos!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Tom

2 Months Ago

Thank you Dhaye for your welcome, long overdue visit and as always encouraging critique!
There is more in this world than we know; never should we dismiss such things lightly, or as you say, ill will befall.

Enjoyed this Tom, an entertaining poem and a salutary lesson all rolled into one.

Beccy.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Tom

2 Months Ago

thank you Beccy, yes, tread carefully?
Great retelling of the story... a Kerry TD Helay Rae declared the bad roads in Kerry were due to the fairy forts destryoed in the county... a right novel excuse!!!

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Tom

2 Months Ago

Yes indeed, stay off their patch, me thinks!

Thank you Sir!
Thanks for this, Tom. I knew about fairy duns swallowing up those that trod on them them, but your account of the hawthorn causing the demise of the De Lorean was far more entertaining (and edifying)
I always thought the gull wing doors was the reason that it never took off - but we all have our flights of fancy :-)


Posted 2 Months Ago


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Tom

2 Months Ago

Thank you Norman, yes indeed, the 'little' folk crop up every now and again to make their presence k.. read more
Interesting rhyming scheme, and your 'saga' of the hapless hawthorn, and her revenge, reads beautifully. The message is a timely warning to all who see progress at the expense of the natural world.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tom

2 Months Ago

Too right Great Auntie, meddle at your peril mankind!

Thank you my dear dear!

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