Fairy Poetry for Fairy Day


It's June 24, International Fairy Day!  The collage you see above consists of fairy house and dress-up pictures from over the years.  I have no pretty pictures taken on this Fairy Day.  Alas, it is a very rainy, muddy, dreary day in south-central Kansas.


But it's okay!  The rain should be over by Friday, giving us time to get the backyard ready for our Fairy Party, Saturday evening.  

I do have a book to share with you today, another beauty illustrated by Michael Hague:

The Book of Fairy Poetry, selected and illustrated by Michael Hague.
HarperCollins, 2004.

The book is divided into four chapters:  "Where Fairies Dance," "Fairy Justice," "The Road to Fairyland," and "Fairy Helpers."  There are poems by Shakespeare, Milton, Tennyson, Rachel Field, Jack Prelutsky, anonymous folk poetry...  Accompanying each poem are magical illustrations of fairies, gnomes, elves, and other mythical creatures.

Little Sis is 6 1/2, with a shorter attention span.  She preferred to page through the pictures on her own.  Big Sis, 8 1/2,  loves poetry, though, and we read it together!











Sadly, this lovely book appears to be out of print, but it's only ten years old.  Nice used copies should still be easy to come by.

I'm sorry to post this so late.  Between my allergies and the weather, I've been a bit sulky.  To see inspirational pictures, crafts, and cool stuff, check out my pinboard entitled "A Little Magic," or to see ideas I've begun pinning specifically for fairy day celebrating, click here.



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  1. I used to be obsessed with fairies when I was a little girl. I took all the books I could out of the library about them but never built a fairy house. I never had a doll either (until that one Barbie clone doll). Your fairy houses are so enchanting. It must be so fun for your girls to make them! I wish you to feel better soon! It's raining a lot this week and my head is having a constant headache! Oh well, I'll complain again once it gets hot LOL

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    1. I've become more obsessed with fairies as an adult than I ever was as a child! :) Although many of my favorite movies as a kid were fantasy films: Legend, Willow, The Last Unicorn, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal... We have sun right now, but that's supposed to change soon. My head is starting to thump, and I see clouds coming... Hope you feel better, too!

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  2. I adore the photos you share. They are so beautiful.

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    1. Oh, thank you! I really wanted to go have a special fairy day photo session yesterday, but weather and illness changed our plans.

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  3. OH MY. Gotta find this book for J!!!! I have this book called 'Fairy Spells' but it really is best for adults and I think she would just love the fairy poems in this one. Please forgive me for not wishing you a well and true HAPPY FAIRY DAY on the actual day itself!!! Happy fairy day! I hope you're feeling better. I've felt what I thought was some kind of cold for the past few days but it's not really materializing and I wonder if I'm having weird summer allergies too. Thank you for showing off this divine book, I had never seen it!!!

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    1. These were the few pictures of the book that turned out! I shouldn't have put off taking pictures. It was so incredibly dark outside, I couldn't get any natural light. Ugh. Happy belated fairy day to you, too! I still feel weird, and I have a little cough today, but it's still better than two days ago. Strangeness. And yes, check out this book, or any of his other fairy books! We have a book called Where Fairies Dance that has some of the same poems and illustrations, but it's much smaller.

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  4. Gorgeous book, I want it!! I love fairies and oh those pictures are divine :)
    What a great fairy house and fairy costumes- hope you have good weather and a great time at your party- great idea for a party btw!
    Hope you 're feeling all better now!
    And once more (why not say it again)- Happy belated fairy day!!! :o)

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    1. It is a beautiful book. We have another book of his checked out now, about unicorns! Our weather is not cooperating. It has rained much of the day, and rain is now forecast for tomorrow. I'm trying to get a hold of my guests, to see if Sunday evening is possible. Sigh.

      But yes, happy belated fairy day again!

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