November 20, 2009

Fairy Tale Poem


The Wind
by Dorlana Vann

(Inspired by the fairy tale “East of the Sun and West of the Moon

My breath spreads sheets of white snow and dry sand
Robust, invisible wings carry me.
I wave from Summerland to Winterland.

I have whisked every grain and every tree
Helping the heroine, hardly a chore.
Robust, invisible wings carry me.

She told of the witch and of the horror,
“Go east of the sun and west of the moon.”
Helping the heroine, hardly a chore.

She brought golden trinkets to save her groom;
Their love true and worth her dangerous quest.
"Go east of the sun and west of the moon.”

She kept going strong when I stopped to rest;
I learned strength from the heart is stronger than me.
Their love true and worth her dangerous quest.

Gently I glide over the land and sea.
My breath spreads sheets of white snow and dry sand.
I learned strength from the heart is stronger than me.
I wave from Summerland to Winterland.


3 comments:

C. Sandlin said...

Love the images & the poem! The shifting lines carried through the windswept feeling. :)

Arlene deWinter said...

HI DORLANA,
BEAUTIFUL PEOM
sorry had the caps lock on,
i love the rhythm and the images.
You should write more poems!
Cheers,
Arleme

Dorlana said...

Hey Chrissa and Arlene,
Thank you very much! I had fun writing this poem, it was like a puzzle.