to open the ramshackle gate
and enter a shadowy place
where gems masquerade
as pebbles and bones;
disturb the sleep
of a petrified gnome;
dig up burly clods of mud
that turn into unblinking toadstones?
Do you dare to feed them with earth-bound
worms that squirm with spells cast in sifted loam;
to purse your lips for just one kiss?
Kim M. Russell, 2017
For the past couple of weeks I have been writing poems with The Poetry School online course entitled ‘Re-make Believe: Shaping the Fairytale’. We still have some weeks to go, but this is the first poem I produced, which has been edited several times, about entering the world of Faerie. I thought I’d link it up to dVerse Poets Pub Open Link Night to gauge reactions.