Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fairy Palace

In early morning's misty cradle,
where the banshees pace and tear their hair,
hidden by green in the Toad Queen's bower
I awaited no other's kiss for fair.

I slew the crone who had worked the spell,
shed my skin and shook out my hair...
behold my Palace risen from Hell,
and cross at my pleasure the blood-pinked stair.



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for the name prompt at the Imaginary Garden With Real Toads.


Your Name Meaning
SHAY
Gender: Female
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Fairy Palace

17 comments:

ellen abbott said...

Ooooo, very nice Shay.

Daryl said...

Nice .. lets rock AND roll!

hedgewitch said...

I love the tight rhyme, and the whole second stanza ought to be chanted while walking windershins around a deserted and profaned chapel. This is not your Mama's fairy palace.

Oh, and *nothing* says kiss my butt like a chain link bikini and a claymore.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Oh Wow, Shay! How apt is your name? That is so cool. And these two stanzas seem to me to be just the beginning of a tale told in ballad form... She escapes from the Toad Queen's Tower, having shed the green skin and bloodied the stairs, but what happens next?

Marion said...

Awesome, Shay. Have you ever read any of Angela Carter's books? She was a magnificent, original writer and some of your writing reminds me of hers.

Here's a good site about her: http://www.themodernword.com/scriptorium/carter.html

Sherry Blue Sky said...

WOW! SpecTACular! So great! I'm with Kerry, one just wants more and more of this.

Mama Zen said...

Magical. Absolutely magical.

Fred said...

Very nice, the entire write is magical. Love the creature, Banshees, and Toad Queens- excellent, a palace risen from Hell- pleasure the blood-pinked stair. Great lines, really great lines in here, thanks for the read

Brian Miller said...

smiles. i think it fits you...a little grit and while lotta beauty...

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, this is really something!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Lolamouse said...

Awesome! Yours are no timid, little fairies! Watch out!

Laurie Kolp said...

Fairy palace... that rocks! I love how you put this together. Thanks for participating!

Lynn said...

That's lovely and you got such a good name meaning. Mine is "near a lake or pond." :)

chromapoesy.com said...

Superb, what's in a name - apparently fireworks!

darkangelwrites said...

What a fun promt!

Ella said...

How fun! I love your poem, it is beautiful!

haikulovesongs said...

oooooh! Fairy Palace! the perfect poem for your kind of fairy! {got combat boots?}

rhyming, too? gotta be a doppelganger. {still shaking my head but now sitting on my ass cuz one should never shake their head if they have vertigo}

{my full name means "God judges me" ~ i didn't find that out until i was 30... alas, way too late...}