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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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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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Fairy Tale Inspired Poem

Can you guess the fairy tale? 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 …

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