A-Z Archive; U! Challenge: Unicorn

A-Z Archive: U! Challenge

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Via The unicorn is a legendary animal from European folklore that resembles a white horse with a large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead, and sometimes a goat’s beard and cloven hooves. First mentioned by the ancient Greeks, it became the most important imaginary animal of the Middle Ages and Renaissance when it was commonly described as an extremely wild woodland creature, a symbol of purity and grace, which could only be captured by a virgin. In the encyclopedias its horn was said to have the power to render poisoned water potable and to heal sickness. Until the 19th century, belief in unicorns was widespread among historians, alchemists, writers, poets, naturalists, physicians, and theologians

Magical – A-Z Alphabet Challenge; M-Archives

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A magical world lies
for those in between

Around the ages of
from four to thirteen

 That in their imagination
can anytime be seen

All in vibrant shades
of blue, yellow and green

Found in aqua with
pinks and purples too

A rainbow of color
in all different hue

 With unicorns and fairies
also living there too

A land of enchantment
rolls into the view

Of all those that still
have an open mind

And who only want 
some escape to find

When it is they are
still free of life defined

By the adult world
of  work and grind.

Teresa Marie  1/18/12 ©



Magical Wedding

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When out walking the other night
I came upon a wonderous sight

For what appeared before my eyes
was the greatest of all surprise

‘Twas there that a magical wedding
was taking place before sun setting

A prince and princess of fairies
marching there pretty as you please

Imps and gnomes around them danced 
elves and pixies tumbled and pranced

Seemed as nothing could ever destroy
the celebration of their great joy

And so I took a step back
lest they think I would attack

As I watched the wedding procession
found it was without an exception 

The most splendid thing ever seen
in any place that I’d been 

And then I quietly backed away
as their flutes continued to play!

Teresa Marie  1/8/12 ©

Falling Fairy

Today I caught a fairy
falling from the sky
’cause I first thought
it was a butterfly

Yet when I looked
down in my hand
the vision that I saw
was hard to understand

And I said to her
“Fairy, please don’t die
for if you really do
I think I would cry!”

I didn’t believe in magic
and all that kinda thing
although one day I thought
I heard the angels sing

Then butterflies came in
and hovered all around
until that tiny fairy
began to make a sound

As she was stirring
she looked up at me
the fear on her face
I could plainly see

Then she jumped up
and quickly flew away
so I believe in fairies
what else can I say?

Teresa Marie  11/8/11


I am the lady
of the lake
from my hands
Excalibur take

You will be
the true king
of all the realm
to you it bring

It’s power is
so very great
take it now
this is your fate

For legends written
of you there’ll be
the greatest king
the world did see

Excalibur from me
take if you’re able
and be king Arthur
of the round table!

Teresa Marie  9/18/11

Where I Can Be

In my storybook dreams
where I can be

Anything that I want
imagination is set free

Maid Marianne in Nottingham
when meeting Robin Hood

And fighting off the Sheriff
on the side of good

Or maybe even Cinderella
with her wicked step-sisters

Who trades in her rags
for some glass slippers

I could also be
as Joan of Arc too

In my fantasy world
nothing I can’t do

I love to read
and let myself go

Where my life’s different
and problems can’t follow

Somewhere down the line
the storybook still ends

And the time is
over that it suspends

When your real life
floods back in again

But you hold on
to next time when

You can once more
into your book escape

And create the world
in your own shape!

Teresa Marie   9/16/11

Little Fairy

I’m just a little fairy

And though I’m quite small

The other grown up fairies

Think they know it all 


But I’m gonna show them 

I know a thing or two

And flying ain’t that hard

So that’s just what I’ll do


Whoops, whoa, oh no

Much harder than I thought

To obey our elders

Is what a baby fairy ought


So  now it’s for their help

I must call out

And listen while they tell me

Why I shouldn’t doubt!


Teresa Marie   8/26/11

Storybook Fairytales

When I was a child
as many children often do
thought stories of the wild
and fairy tales were true

The unicorn of fable
and the enchanted wood
with fairies always able
working magic for our good

As there the pixies play
all around the ivory tower
where the sleeping princess lay
waiting for the midnight hour 

When her white shining knight
would ride upon his steed
slay the dragon with his might
and with a kiss be freed

How I long that the past
with its simple childish pleasure
throughout this life would last
to enjoy it at our leasure.

Teresa Marie  8/2/11