THE SNOW FAIRIES GIFT

Whilst we sleep, and the snow falls deep,

Snow fairies alight, to watch through the night,

As boughs of ice and snow, fall heavy, upon our roofs.

With a twinkle in their eyes, and a snap of their fingers,

They light a fire aglow, blazing in our hearths.

Thus, do they keep us warm and snug in our beds,

Whilst wintry winds do blow.

They watch with grave intent, to keep us safe,

And stay the goblins away, one and all, at bay,

Less the bale of wolves, upon our doorsteps,

Howl through the night, to cause us fright.

When all is safe, they hence take flight,

On gossamer wings, they glitter and glow,

And sprinkle fairy dust, as they go,

Upon the newly fallen snow.

And in the morn, whence we wake,

Our baskets, do we find, brimming, with berries,

Hidden well and safely kept, as wide-eyed babes,

Giggle with delight, in the wonder of fairies,

That cometh in the night, leaving magical treats,

Beneath, their Merry Christmas, Yuletide Tree.

By K. D. Dowdall

Copyright 2017

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Karen DeMers Dowdall

Karen DeMers Dowdall was born in West Hartford, Connecticut. She has lived in Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and England. Karen has a PhD, MSN, BSN, RN in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University. “Books of every genre teach us about life, how we think, and view the world." She has written poems and little short stories since she was a child. Karen loves art, she enjoys drawing, painting in oils, pastels, colored pencils, and doing portraiture. She has also taken ballet, Jazz, and modern dance since she was three years old and owned her own dance studio.

30 thoughts on “THE SNOW FAIRIES GIFT

      1. Thank you Karen. I should admit that, while I wrote this imagining the calamity this tale unfolds, my daughter, whom (I’ll admit) I envisioned being the victim here, is alive and well. I tried to picture the devastation I’d feel were such a thing to happen and this was the result. She’ll always be my Snow Angel, I hope, for many years to come. Thanks for relating to me your sentiment. I suppose the truth of it is real, somewhere (many wheres) and tears shed, including my own, are not in vain.

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    1. Kim, thank you so much. I really like writing poetry and I don’t really take it seriously, it is just for fun. I saw the picture of the snow fairy and just wrote it. It could use some work. I just needed a break from writing. So glad you like it. Karen 🙂

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    1. Shannon, thank you so much. I am so glad you like and thank you for reblogging! I am going to continue writing this poem adding more about the children and the Snow Fairies. Did I tell you I am also working on another book, besides “A Witch’s Due” series, entitled “To Wish Upon A Star”. A book of poetry, prose, and short stories. I think you will like it! Karen 🙂

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    1. Didi! Thank you so much! You are wonderful! Writing children’s poetry and adult’s is a favorite thing for me to do. I will be publishing this year sometime, a poetry and short story book, entitled, “To Wish Upon a Star”. Thank you again, Karen 🙂

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    1. Jennie, thank you so very much and I know you love this kind of children’s poetry, as I do. I love writing children’s stories and poetry. My first novel, Delphi Altair Strange Beginnings, is for kids 8 years old to adult readers. It is a quest that in part is Sci-Fi, part magic, and part Sea Adventure with Aliens and the kids involved have an important task: they must save the Golden Phi Ratio that brings form and beauty to all of Earth. You would like it very much, but probably too advanced for pre-school children. Karen 🙂

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      1. Jennie, you don’t have to buy it., but thank you. I do, of course, like my story very much and it is going to be a series one day. I have so many books that I have promised to read and already purchased, it will take a while. Christmas is for relaxing ( did I really say that?) anyway, I have lots of company coming, over the next 3 weeks. So, no relaxing here. Karen 🙂

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  1. This is a really well written poem with a catchy cadence! Thanks for sharing. I have a poetry blog here on WordPress and today’s poem is about a fairy in case you have time to look? Have a magical day! Sam 🙂

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