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Fairy Tale Inspired (silly) Poem, Little Liar


Little Liar was inspired by Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Joseph Cundall Treasury of Pleasure Books for Young Children. London:1850 Illustration by Jessie Willcox Smith: 1916 Little Liar is a poem from my collection: Supernatural Fairy Tales.

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Fairy Tale Inspired Poem


Fairy’s Sorrow by Dorlana Vann I’m sheltered from the rainBut still I feel the mist.It mixes with my painConfirming I exist. I’m covered by the leavesLiving amongst the trees.The more I see and learnThe more the world I yearn. Fairy’s Sorrow was inspired by The Dryad by Hans Christian Anderson Denmark:1868 It is one of …

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Hansel and Gretel Inspired Sestina


For #fairytaleTuesday I’m posting my Hansel and Gretel inspired sestina I wrote when I was experimenting with combining poems and fairy tales.  A sestina has six stanzas of six lines and a final triplet. Each stanzas has the same six words at the end of each line that follow a fixed pattern.  My words are: …

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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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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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