~ Nemeton Unfaded ~

image is “Fairie Tree” by bkhook at deviantart

Far within a forest thick,
unperturbed by Time’s swift tick,
stands a testament to Fae,
roots deep as night,
top tall as day.

Climbing vines hide tiny doors.
Its feet are wreathed
with mushroom spores.
Leaves of Celadon and Jade
mingle with the mossy shade
and dappled greens
of shimmered hues,
creating screens
for a secret muse.

Ancient seneschal of Pan,
rarely revealed to the likes of man;
misted tendrils obscure the way,
they will not find it,
try though they may.
Only the pure of heart and need
may find the chosen
of Cernunnos’ seed.

If you should find a Fairie Tree,
carry peace, tread lightly
and leave it be.
Respect the centuries that it’s stood,
and be blessed by the Sidhe of the Woods.

image from Wizafir.com via MySpace images

~ C.L.R. ~ © 2012

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About dragonkatet

Regarding the blog name, Dragon’s Dreams ~ The name comes from my love-affairs with both Dragons and Dreams (capital Ds). It’s another extension of who I am, a facet for expression; a place and way to reach other like-minded, creative individuals. I post poetry and images that fascinate or move me, because that’s my favorite way to view the world. I post about things important to me and the world in which we live, try to champion extra important political, societal and environmental issues, etc. Sometimes I wax philosophical, because it’s also a place where I always seem to learn about myself, too, by interacting with some of the brightest minds, souls and hearts out there. It’s all about ‘connection(s)’ and I don’t mean “net-working” with people for personal gain, but rather, the expansion of the 4 L’s: Light, Love, Laughter, Learning.
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22 Responses to ~ Nemeton Unfaded ~

  1. One of the things I miss from Bulgaria are the trees, they all look like the Fairie trees you talk about in your poem, green and enchantingly beautiful, lovely, peaceful and unharmed! Lovely poem Corina!

    • dragonkatet says:

      🙂 Thanks, Blaga. I hope you get to see them again soon. Do you know if they have tales of fairies in Bulgaria? I bet they do!

      • We have folklore tales, most of them with unknown authors, spread through the years … they’re a bit different than the Disney type of fairy tales. I was looking to find something published in English to send you a link to read, but so far no luck!

  2. BEAUTIFUL! (the capitals are there for a reason 🙂 ). I love the images, both from your words and those you posted. This one speqaks deeply to the magic that dwells in my heart, thank you. 🙂

  3. Jo Bryant says:

    I started to scroll down and slowed as the wonderful image unfolded. I knew…just knew something special was coming. I don’t know why but your words brought tears to my eyes…good tears. Oh how I LOVED this one Corina…every word, every pause, everything.

    • dragonkatet says:

      Aw, well as long as they were good tears, I guess I won’t be distressed. I’m so glad you liked it, Jo! I thought of you and the Cap’n and Pinghank, of course, as I was trying to write this. It’s not as easy to get into a “Fairie state of mind” as one might think. 🙂

      • Jo Bryant says:

        No it’s not. Try going out and running over wet grass in bare feet…dancing to the music of the branches and the moonlight. Not that I have ever done those types of things…not me
        😉

  4. Bodhirose says:

    If I ever came upon a faerie tree, you can bet that I would be most reverent…tiny, hidden doors…oh, I would be so enchanted. What a wonderful description of a magical place, Corina. I LOVE this! (P.S. I can very easily go to a place of belief about these places… ) 🙂

    • dragonkatet says:

      Thanks, Gayle, I’m happy you liked it so well! It is easier for me, sometimes, than others. Lately, it has been a real challenge. But I’m glad it happens so easily for you. 🙂

  5. Sonne says:

    Was the picture of the tree made by you?

    • dragonkatet says:

      No, although I do sometimes draw/illustrate. If you hover over the picture, it should show/give credit to the artist. Although, you raise a good point. I usually do add that in an image caption. I must have been tired to not do it this time (I try to be really good about giving credit where due!) Off to fix that now. 🙂

  6. eebrinker says:

    oh i’m sure the artist knows they’ve painted it, dragon. actually, any holder of rights can require you pay them, or take down the image. also, they can move for a judgment to get post hoc reimbursement, IF that particular image has a proven rate of sale. lovely poem …. i mostly enjoy wide fields, setting suns, hard work.

    • dragonkatet says:

      🙂 Yes, I’m hoping they won’t want me to pay for it. I do try to give credit where due. Thanks for the compliment, I’m glad you liked it. 🙂 I like 2 of the 3 you mentioned, and although I often have to work hard, that doesn’t mean I have to like it, lol.

      • eebrinker says:

        lol …. yea, i guess am meaning the physical sort, you know getting in a good bit of exercise while getting something done. the brain-sort of work i can do without! lol … or anything heavily repetative. or something you know you’ll just have to do again later … 🙂 doesn’t leave much? lol

  7. Luke Prater says:

    Just lovely, Corina. The proper nouns have it!

  8. I love the mythological reference and the magical atmosphere of this poem. The image is gorgeous. That’s a tree I’d love to hug!

  9. Jamie Dedes says:

    This poem has so lyrical, suggest such a real ambiance, that I felt I was living in it. Very, very well done.

    On my way to an appointment, but will be back to mine what I’ve missed.

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