This poem was written over the Christmas holidays back in 2011 when I stayed a few days at my parent’s house. I’d sit in the kitchen window watching the little birds dancing back and forth from the feeder to the trees. It was so cute and they inspired me to get my notebook out and write a little poem. I haven’t done that in ages as you can tell from the date of this poem! Maybe I’ll start writing a few new poems for later blog posts? I’m sure when spring rolls around it will give me lots to write about. Until then please enjoy this one.
During 2014 I posted a series of blog posts called “12 Things I Learned in the Forest.” These stories were so fun to write and really gave me a chance to reflect on my time growing up in a forest. Each story featured a lesson that helped me grow into the person I am today. At the time these little adventures didn’t seem like a lesson but more of just a fun day out in the woods with my family. Now that I’m older I’ve found a lot more meaning in those early evening walks or Sunday afternoon hikes down our forest trail.
My bookcase contains a lot of fairy books. Surprised? 🙂 I’ve collected fairy books for many years and my library has grown quite a bit. Some of my books have been found at thrift shops and during my travels in Ireland. I’m always looking for new ones to add to my shelf and would love if you could suggest some new ones for me in the comments.
One day I started writing down short little poems into my notebook after being inspired by some beautiful faery photos on the internet. The words just started to flow onto the page and most of them rhymed without needing to think too hard for the right words. It just happened. Soon I had a bit of a collection of poems that mostly were inspired by photos I’d seen.