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Jack and the Beanstalk Inspired Poem


MRS. by Dorlana Vann Poverty breeds greed in a weak soul. I should have stomped the lad like a pest. Does hunger justify wickedness? He was just a boy, not a foul troll. But now sorrow arrived and grief grows. No one to cook for or to caress. Poverty breeds greed in a weak soul. …

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Beauty & the Beast + Rip Van Winkle = Wink (fairy tale poetry)


Wink by Dorlana Vann Wink was an elf; lavender was his color. His world was made up of sunshine and magic. The sky was ginger, and the trees were scarlet. All the ladies declared he was most charming. His kind parents urged him to settle down And to carry on his name and his beauty. …

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Cinderella Inspired Poem


Dear Mom  by Dorlana Vann Cinders on your face and hands, so you said. Instead of supper you were sent to bed. No one to play with—No huge castle walls. Dined on the cold floor like one of the dogs. Every day, I must hear your sad stories. Really Mother, they are getting boring. “Eleanor,” …

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Midsummer Nights Dream + Witches = Dream Spell Poem


Dream Spell by Dorlana Vann (Inspired by Midsummer Nights Dream)   She never knew where she’d go when she closed her eyes Her deep dreams bewitched, and her sleeping soul stolen Always to follow her love through tomorrow’s skies Cursed by her own craft, ties deliberately woven.   “I place this herb where I have …

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Sleeping Beauty Inspired Poem


Destiny by Dorlana Vann A bequeathed curse placed upon a kingdom. A century of thorns and valiant deaths. A beautiful rose dreams of love’s freedom. Without a mere glimpse he pursues his quest. Fate leads the way and parts the tangled briar. Gently he walks through a city at rest. Destiny sleeps deep in a …

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Fairy Tale Inspired poem: Sonnet to Old Man Winter


Sonnet to Old Man Winter by Dorlana Vann I wrote this in 2011 – my first (and last) attempt at a sonnet. My inspiration for this poem was the Russian fairy tale Morozko (Old Man Winter).   You’re a vision in white; lightly sun kissed. Your touch can be soft and your rhythm slow. You …

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Fairy Tale Inspired Poem: Humanity


  Humanity (Inspired by The Fisherman and his Wife) By Dorlana Vann Beneath the dark cover of sky and water Graciousness causes the enchanted to bleed. When weakness overpowers logic Regretful rhymes are spoken through the waves. When selfishness has replaced contentment Sinister clouds and winds are summoned. Lessons are lurid in order to comprehend …

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