The Emerald Isle


The Emerald Isle

Sunlight caught in her copper hair,

As she rode across the lea,

Her head windblown and proud,

Glanced nowhere but at me.

Excitement growing within my chest,

I could scarcely contain my glee,

“It’s the fairy queen,” I whispered to myself,

“She’s finally come to me.”

Though the heather round about was in purple bloom,

And the morn was crisp and fair,

My eyes were drawn to her milk-white skin,

And her gleaming copper hair.

Upon her prancing coal-black horse,

She sat with practiced ease,

As she crossed the gap between us,

I stepped forward with trembling knees.

She offered her hand and slipped softly to the ground,

But with one swift move she deftly stepped away,

“Not yet, my lord,” she said with defiant look,

“You must agree with what I have to say.”

“Will you leave this copse of trees,

Where my fairies can dance by light of the moon?”

“Will you leave this magic circle of mushrooms,

And give us your protection, morning, night, or noon?”

“If you swear by your sword to the heavens above,

I will come to you willingly,

I will stay by your side wherever you go,

To the mountains, flatlands, or to the sea.”

I could not resist those shining emerald eyes,

Or the pleading silken voice,

And when my heart fluttered and almost stopped,

I knew I had no choice.

“All my lands which stretch from sea to shining sea,

Will be enchanted by your smile,

And we’ll give the land a worthy name,

We’ll call it the Emerald Isle.”

She smiled a smile that brought the birds to song,

And with a kiss sealed our vow,

And made the isle a magic land,

And it was, and is, even until now.

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16 thoughts on “The Emerald Isle

    • The happy endings are always good. My fantasy world is easily managed. Thanks for your kind words.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    • Definitely different than Palm Desert. I love the green hills and the view of the sea. I can’t think of the movie either. Thanks for visiting.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    • Life is such a fairy tale at times, but then the princess is so far away, and happy endings are rare.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

  1. Oh my my!!! How enchanting…and how very romantic…
    This was a sheer delight for the senses, Dan… a beautiful story that ended so well for all… oh well, it never really ended, did it? 🙂

    Really enjoyed this glittery charming poem..

    • My skills are limited to words, describing where I’ve been, dreams I’ve had, loves won and lost, romance at its finest. You, on the other hand, have words and computer skills to bring your worlds alive. I salute you for your fine poetry and visual arts and thank you for your kind words.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

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