Once upon a time

Once upon a time

A Chapter by Ana Papaya
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I gave birth to thousands of fairies that day
late in May, under a tree
9 year old me
speaking the magic words

'once upon a time'

and they fell from the pages
floated away on words
risen from the depths of my imagination
burrowing into the depths of yours
absorbed
in your 5 year old mind

you firmly believed
and I did too
because we both knew it was true
this was where fairies came from
how they're born
when the seed of a story
begins to take form

fairies came to life
under a tree
late in May
as words fell from the pages
 
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© 2020 Ana Papaya


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Everything I love about the magic of youth, fairy tales, and fantasy...
You've managed to romanticise it even further, somehow.


Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

1 Month Ago

Thank you VM, for the really nice comment. :)
I'd like to find that tree AP

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Ana Papaya

1 Month Ago

I'd like to go back to it. :)

Thank you for this reminder Ana! Our childhood belief in the power of imagination is magical, as is this poem! As we age, it's harder to try remember that, but it is vital that we do!

Best, Jamie.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Ana Papaya

4 Months Ago

So glad you found this one, Jamie. I agree, so vital!
Thanks for the really nice comment!
Ana - this is so beautiful
Innocence is all there is through childhood
When one could make belief out of words

Just lovely !!

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Ana Papaya

4 Months Ago

Thank you Serene Star. :)
Beautifully expressed Ana. Of course there are fairies. A delightful, visual write of a childhood memory. Loved this.

Chris

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

4 Months Ago

Thanks Chris, it was nice to think back on childhood.

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