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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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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: Bashful


Bashful by Dorlana Vann   When I saw her stretched across the tidy beds, Love’s potent sword struck my heart before I knew Who this lovely stranger was or one word said. But I remained silent, as I always do.   With one bite, she fell ill on that dreadful day. In a glass coffin, …

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TBT – Fairy Tale Inspired Poems


I think it was 2008 when I experimented with mixing different types of poetry with fairy tales. It was an interesting challenge to try and follow the rules and rhyme schemes of the different forms. I didn’t write down which poem was what style, of course, so I have no idea about some of them – others are …

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Fairy Tale Inspired Poem: Ugly


Ugly By Dorlana Vann Mask of various natures I have worn. It’s different than the day I was born. A senseless mistake was made on my part. Now I exist in shadows and the dark. My castle walls hide my grief and despair. Servants, my companions, also prepare. I find beauty in all except me. …

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