Equinox Fairies

Equinox Fairies

A Story by Dixie Carnley

Fairies under the equinox moon


All their wings are clear as quartz

Beautiful on the backs of every fairy

Calling to each other on the day of the Equinox

Dancing and laughing until the light of tomorrow

Enchanting the young ones with their spellbinding leitmotiv

Flying high against the moon just to look down at you

Gazing watchfully for human children to abduct

Holding out their hands to lure them to the forest’s secrets

In fascination and enchantment the children surrender

Journeying to the ancient fairy clan of Mi’kmaq

Kazillions of gem colored eyes begin to peer and peep

Laughing with joy at the captives who say hello

Mixing in with the forest that surrounds them in

None of the other children want to leave them

Only one, a little girl, is aware of it all

Perhaps it’s the stories her parents often speak

Quiet in the night as a part of their swaraj

Right before the fey came to the serai

Soon the fey take notice and they came in a bunch

To calm the girl of her excessive worrying

Upon which she listened to them herself

Verily, all they wished to do, was no intended to evilly lure

Wanting only to play each and every child

Xerus gather around, apologetic

Yet now the sun’s light the forest is trying to absorb

Zipping the children back to their dreaming esthesia


Definitions and clarifications:

Leitmotiv:  a recurring short melodic phrase or theme used, especially in Wagnerian music dramas, to suggest a character, thing, etc.

Mi’kmaq:  A member of an American Indian people inhabiting the Maritime Provinces of Canada.

Swaraj:  self-governance or "home-rule".

Serai: A fortified or walled village.

Xerus:  African ground squirrels (genus Xerus) form a taxon of squirrels under the subfamily Xerinae.

Esthesia:  sensibility: mental responsiveness and awareness.

© 2013 Dixie Carnley

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Added on October 7, 2013
Last Updated on October 7, 2013


Dixie Carnley
Dixie Carnley

Mountain Home AFB, ID

I am a novice writer originally from southern Alabama, though I now call the Treasure Valley of Idaho my home. My passion is writing and reading, though if you really want to get to know me, put me a.. more..

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