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Wander slowly alongside the creek,
Listen to its mystifying music,
Shuffle your bare feet in the water,
Splash your ankles as a child would,
Caress your toes in the cool mud,
Travel with your mind to unknown realms,
secretly aboard a magic carpet to get there.

Feel the willow’s leaves tickling your face,
Observe each of their intricate patterns,
Rub them between your forefinger and thumb,
Pluck them gently from their home tree,
Let them fall down, down to begin their journey,
Watch them float serenely downstream,
tiny rafts leading to a hidden fairyland.



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beautifulspirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 12, 2012 at 6:25 pm:
Loved the imagery in this piece---the title captured my attention.
 
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daughter_of_athena This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 22, 2011 at 7:10 pm:
I love the use of dynamic verbs at the beginning of each line, and the feeling of depth I get through your hints of "a hidden fairyland". Keep it up!
 
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Macx14 said...
Sept. 25, 2010 at 12:57 pm:
Mesmerizing imagery!! The words are just so graceful and paint such a sensory picture. Fantastic job!!!
 
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