Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Midsummer Dreams

 We've been hard at work transforming the yard into fairy paradise, and the timing couldn't be better.  It's midsummer, the longest day and the shortest night.  This is a time to celebrate the power of the sun and succumb to the magic of the wee folk.

I wrote this poem two years ago, but I wanted to share it today.  


The fires have been lit
on the hills,
burning now for half a season,
lighting the dark,
warming the blood.
Tonight, the fires will
keep burning,
but tonight,
we celebrate
the fire in the sky,
the fire of the sun—

on this longest day
we dance in the night
joyous and free,
matched with the fey
in beauty
and magic.

Let the midsummer revels
ring out,
let the seekers dance
and the dreamers soar.
Let the lovers laugh
in delight
on this, the shortest night.

July 19, 2010

May your night be filled with magic, and may the fairies bless you with surprises!  Just don't fall asleep in the woods tonight, or you may find yourself wearing the head of an ass ;)


  1. I think you should write a book about the Durham fairies and what they get up to in those gardens at night! Your pages are almost done! Getting to work now.

  2. Hi, Jen! This is beautiful. I'm happy to know that you were celebrating solstice too. A yard of fairy paradise sounds inviting. I hope you were able to soak in the magic of the day and the peal of the night. Happy solstice and happy summer to you!

    1. Thanks, Archna! The same to you: may this summer be filled with magic!