"Fairy Islands" by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite‘The Faerie Glade’ By Wandi Zhu The Society June 21, 2017 Beauty, High School Submissions, Poetry 4 Comments In a secluded forest glade, Where sunlight shines and shadows fade, The faeries come to dance and play Upon a bright warm summer’s day. Light are their footsteps, quick their feet On shimmering wings, they do fleet. Throughout the glade, clear voices ring; The songs of faerie folk they sing. Among them is the Faerie Queen, Her beauty unlike what humans ’ve seen. Dew drops like diamonds in her hair, Reflecting sunlight through the air. They’re making sure the glade’s all well, Each laugh is like a tinkling bell. To nature bound, they live as one, And thrive beneath the summer sun. As dusk arrives, the sun sinks low, To sleep in flower beds they go, For soon as dawn brings a new day The faeries again come out to play. Wandi Zhu is a high school student at Fei Tian Academy of the Arts, in New York. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 4 Responses Joe Tessitore June 21, 2017 Dear Wandi, Very beautiful – very well done! Joe Reply Dona Fox June 21, 2017 This poem is an absolute delight. The imagery is vivid and it’s also a joy to read aloud. Reply David Hollywood June 21, 2017 Lovely poetry. Just as I would read to my children, and with very pleasant imagery and pace. Reply Hibah Shabkhez February 1, 2018 Charming 🙂 Reply Leave a Reply to Dona Fox Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.