A FAERY’S CHILD

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JOHN WATERHOUSE “LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI”

LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI is a ballad written by the 17th Century English Romantic Poet, John Keats.  It exists in two versions, and is composed of 100 stanzas.  The ballad describes the condition of an unnamed Knight, who encountered a mysterious woman, who is said to be a “faery’s child.”

A KNIGHT’S DISCOVERY

Look deeply within the heart of your inner Knight, and reconnect with the wonder and mystery of childhood, and the journey of innocence into nature, fables, fantasy, and merriment.

  • Stroll through nature, listen to birds sing, watch butterflies, pick flowers
  • Have a conversation with the neighborhood squirrel
  • Make and wear a colorful garland of favorite flowers
  • Make jewelry, wear fragrance
  • Paint, draw, write stories
  • Become a storyteller for children
  • Have tea with imaginary characters

Remember when you were a “faery’s child?”

ASHE’

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gneiss Moon
    May 04, 2012 @ 07:01:09

    I communicate with the local critters all the time.
    Two mowings and no toads. Yet. Now that I have asked, they may show themselves !

  2. debramoolenaar
    May 07, 2012 @ 12:49:39

    am currently writing a short story about faery for a creative writing assignment and love the idea about tea with imaginary characters! That would definitely get creative juices flowing and who knows, I may make some new friends! Love your ideas! Keep ’em coming !!

  3. debramoolenaar
    May 07, 2012 @ 12:50:40

    oh yes, don’t forget about talking to trees! Some types (birch in particular) are quite chatty and have interesting observations to share.

    • THE ANCIENT LIBRARIAN
      May 08, 2012 @ 01:58:24

      I really like the movie, “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir,” with Rex Harrison, and Gene Tierney. It’s about a woman who purchases a home, which is presumably haunted by an old sea captain. Well, he does appear, and when she is short on inheritance, he actually assists her to keep the home by dictating to her, a book about his life. She takes the book to a publisher, and it sells!

      If you haven’t seen the film, it reminds me that we can channel information from all sources.

      ASHE’

  4. ariadnesdaughter
    May 10, 2012 @ 21:53:39

    Reminds me of a dream I had once of looking down into a forest and seeing a tea party going on with little girls in white dresses and tiny, tiny lights floating all around… I’ve enjoying your blog and will return to read more when I can.

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