Wordsmith

Come, sit with me a while
And I will tell you of times long gone
Of gallant knights
And damsels fair
Of dragons fierce
And wild witches dancing in their midnight glades

Come, sit by me
And I will tell you a tale of distant lands
Of mountain spires
And seas untamed
Of azure lakes
And verdant forests
Stretching as far as the eye and imagination can see

Stay, bide a while
And you will learn of hidden things
Of secret doors
And trails scarce trodden
Of dangers faced
And fellowships forged in shared adventure

Rest, sleep a while and dream
Of loves unconfessed
And hopes unspoken
Of hidden fears
And unexpected courage
And all that lies untold before you

— Wordsmith, © Rachel Harrison 2021

— Tommy the Fairy, by Annabel Taylor, age 6