The Water Nymph's Dream

The Water Nymph's Dream

A Poem by Jack...
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A poetic fairytale

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The Water Nymph's Dream

By Jack Ivey

 

 

Lake waters glisten,
a night so serene
The water nymph sleeps
in the throes of a dream

 

Upon a white steed,
the prince ever charming
Descends to the beach,
his footsteps alarming

 

The nymph steals a peek,
so handsome this creature
Hair golden blonde,
a square chin in feature

 

Down on one knee,
he sees her so slender
Warm to the touch,

ever so tender

 

She opens her eyes,
a smile does trace
The moon silver white,
aglow on her face

 

"Come precious nymph,"
he says with affection,
"Upon my white steed,
to ride that direction"

 

"My prince", now she cries
"My heart skips a beat
For chance on this evening,
that you I might meet"

 

"Alas, I must tell you,
as now ever near
For I can not leave,
from this water so clear"

 

"Fear not my young nymph,
precautions I take
The moat at my castle
as large as a lake"

 

"And there we will live
till our lives they are through
For you are my only
and I do love you"

 

When comes now a splash,
a bullfrog does croak
From soundly asleep,
the noise, she awoke

 

The water nymph sighs
"It was merely a dream,
that beautiful man,
that wonderful scene"

 

"How dare you old toad?"
Her voice it did shout
"Come kiss me young nymph
and you will find out"

© 2013 Jack...


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Jack...
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Ha, I wasn't expecting that ending. Ribbit. So lovely Jack, but alas a fairy tale. There's always prince to rescue the fair maiden, who's going to re-invent this in real life, is what I want to know! Nice one, I enjoyed this one immensely.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Jack...

8 Years Ago

Frieda, from what I see, you may just be the one writing the modern versions of this...smile.
Frieda P

8 Years Ago

Ha...you don't really want to go there, do you? ;-P
Remarkably beautiful, took me into a dreamy world. Oh if only a man on a white steed would come lol but as they say 'you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you meet your Prince Charming' :-) loved it!

Posted 8 Years Ago


Carolann Dowsett

8 Years Ago

oh that's so sweet Jack but I don't think he will be showing up for a very long time, if ever :)
Jack...

8 Years Ago

You might just be surprised, Caroann.
Carolann Dowsett

8 Years Ago

True :-)
Thank you for this treat Jack! I loved the story and your melding the old tale of kissing a toad in with this. You showed the female and the male longing. This fun story was packed with truths.
Wonderful!

Posted 8 Years Ago


Jack...

8 Years Ago

Thanks so much David. I am happy you enjoyed it.
Sweetly penned. I enjoyed the poem. The rhyme was very well done!

Posted 8 Years Ago


Jack...

8 Years Ago

Thank you
lovely!
a romantic story that is told as a poem, wonderful, I had all the fairy tale images while reading, and enjoyed it a lot.
great write Jack :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


Jack...

8 Years Ago

Thank you so much. I am happy you enjoyed it.
Not only is this beautifully romantic, it's interwoven with magnetic whispers of insight that linger in thoughts long after the verses have unfolded.....your brush strokes are always so delicately woven into shimmering poetry.......absolutely gorgeous from the first breaths through to the last......:)

Posted 8 Years Ago


Jack...

8 Years Ago

Thanks, you are too kind. It was my feeble attempt at a rhyming fairytale.
Angel of Heart's

8 Years Ago

You dont do feeble Jack.....your work is a mind caress...:)
A very good poem...I really enjoyed it. I wonder if the toad would turn into a prince if the nymph kissed him.

Las line of the first stanza: It's "throes" not "throws".

Posted 8 Years Ago


Jack...

8 Years Ago

Thanks Marie, she will never know until she tries. I will fix it directly
Oh I love this.. It's been a long time since I've read something like this.. A tale, well done.. of course I love the magic, dreams, and the prince idea very much :) xo

Posted 8 Years Ago


Jack...

8 Years Ago

Thank you so much. I thought a fairytale might be nice this morning.
Lily Mae

8 Years Ago

You were right... there are just days we need to be reminded of the lessons that can be learned insi.. read more

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Not much to tell about me, I am just Jack, I am a poet, a writer, a musician, a painter, a builder and a dreamer. I live in south Texas but am originally from New Jersey and miss it more and more all .. more..

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