The Little Leprechaun

The Little Leprechaun

A Poem by Marie

I heard a little tinkle. A sound so very sweet.
The jingle came from the tiny bell on the shoes upon his feet
as he did a little jig on my bedroom window sill.
A tiny little Leprechaun! My goodness, what a thrill!

 

His little hat was emerald green atop a mop of foxy hair.
I had to blink, not once but twice, to be sure he was really there.
His little pants came to his knees, silk stockings joined them there.
Across his centre a black leather belt and silver buckle polished with care.

 

A radiant smile lit up his face as he rehearsed his little dance.
He didn't stop to take a breath, he continued as if in a trance.
Though I could not hear any music, the little man continued to prance.
Suddenly, like a flash of light, in a puff I felt his absence

 

and I sat there wondering. For my sanity I feared
I began to pray, my hands I joined, then 
something shiny caught my eye, left to me by my guest.
A beautiful shiny coin of gold. Now... How to change it into Euro? That is my next quest...

© 2024 Marie


Author's Note

Marie
Note: A leprechaun (Irish: lucharachán/leipreachán/luchorpán) is a diminutive supernatural elemental being in Irish folklore, classed by some as a type of solitary fairy. Tradition tells us they hide their pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. They are usually depicted as little bearded men, wearing a coat and hat, who partake in mischief. This is a little poem about a leprechaun and I hope all enjoy it. Thank you...

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What a delightful poem, full of observation based on any other visitations by other wee men in green. The meter is fun, free and easy dancing type meter, that sets the smile growing larger and larger! As for his gift.. what to say, keep it forever, see if it turns to the ether or.. hold onto it for a rainy day. Must be magic, must be lucky. So, lucky, happy you. (Could see this as one of a number of stories for children)

Thank you so much for sharing such a bright and colourful post, Marie.




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Marie

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for reading and for your very kind and encouraging comment, Emma. Gratitude with beautiful.. read more



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What a delightful poem, full of observation based on any other visitations by other wee men in green. The meter is fun, free and easy dancing type meter, that sets the smile growing larger and larger! As for his gift.. what to say, keep it forever, see if it turns to the ether or.. hold onto it for a rainy day. Must be magic, must be lucky. So, lucky, happy you. (Could see this as one of a number of stories for children)

Thank you so much for sharing such a bright and colourful post, Marie.




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Marie

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for reading and for your very kind and encouraging comment, Emma. Gratitude with beautiful.. read more
A cute little poem to be sure. Thank you !

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Marie

1 Month Ago

Hello James and thank you for kindly reading this little poem and for your very kind and encouraging.. read more
This has classic written all over it: tremendous creativity and so much fun.

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Marie

1 Month Ago

Thank you for kindly reading and I am so pleased you enjoyed this humourous write, dear Thomas. Than.. read more
Ooh I enjoyed this. Want a teeny weeny one for myself. How nice.

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Marie

1 Month Ago

:) Thank you for reading and for your very humourous comment, Andra...
It appears leprechauns don't keep abreast of modern monetary policy. Being a little bearded man myself, I was attracted to this one. At 78, though, I don't partake in much mischief now, but ah, the memories are sweet.

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Marie

1 Month Ago

Love your humourous response to the poem, dear J. B. Yes, the memories are sweetest of all and thank.. read more
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Has me smiling Marie. As for the gold coin, save it for a rainy day as the gold market is forever on the up:)
Hope all is well on the emerald isle

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Marie

1 Month Ago

Dear Gee, thank you so very much for reading the poem and for your delightful, humorous comment too... read more
Dear Marie,
I would have done my best to capture him and keep him forever! He sounds like the prettiest and most magical thing in the world. Plus all that gold he'd bring. I doubt any euro or dollar can better that tiny little gold coin. Just precious!
You took me back to my childhood days when I used to dig ditches, 3 feet deep in the hope of finding tiny people in there. That feeling of magic returned.
This is a truly special poem that reminds me to never give up being a child. I loved it!

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Marie

1 Month Ago

So pleased you enjoyed this little humorous poem, dear Divya. Always keep a little bit of magic with.. read more
Aye! This poem tickled me with its rhymes, it's sweet and light hearted, I relate leprechauns sort of with Willy Wonka but I think Wonka is more bonkers in comparison, but this sweet rhyme really cheered up my heart, the lines describing his appearance are written so gleefully that reflect on his peculiarly pretty dress up and his enthusiasm and energy in his little dance, I have heard of these fictional fairy, perhaps I never knew this much and it sorta of thrills my heart knowing they hide treasure in rainbows, how magical is that I mean!

I love the stanza, it was humorous and I like the straightforwardn-ness in the last line, haha, really loved reading this poem Marie, this was a joy to go through line by line. Cheers to you my friend!

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Marie

1 Month Ago

Hello dear P.V. and a very big THANK YOU! for reading my poem and for your amazing review! SO happy .. read more
Poetic_Vixen

1 Month Ago

You ever the sweetest, Marie! I wish you a lot of warmth blessings and sweet love ahead this day and.. read more
A beautiful imaginative poe. Enjoyed reading

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Marie

1 Month Ago

Thank you for reading and kindly commenting, dear T.P...
" A beautiful shiny coin of gold. Now... How to change it into Euro? That is my next quest..." lol, like the mystical fairies who leave a coin under a child's pillow taking the baby tooth left here by parents of child, the leprechaun sometimes though not always makes an appreance in ireland at someone's garden or outside window, mischievous maybe but always brings good luck and perhaps a little something extra as well..

Marvellous poetic tale Marie, loved this one, had me grinning ear to ear 😁☘

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Marie

1 Month Ago

I am delighted you enjoyed a little laugh as you read the poem, dear Tom. Once upon a time, little s.. read more

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