Velveteen Love

Magic is very strange and wonderful.
The moon had risen,
the fronds of the bracken
shone like frosted silver.

The windows stood wide open.
The loveliest fairy
went swooping about like a great wind
amongst the flowers and the butterflies.

At Last! At Last!
When all the house was silent,
love stirred.
To be loved
forever and ever.


Victoria is tending bar at dVerse today, the virtual pub for poets. She asks us to do some Erasure Poetry. A new form for me. We choose a book or text and by “erasing words” from it (or an alternative way to say it is by choosing words from it), make up a poem of our own. We may only use words as they appear in the book/text. We cannot add any of our own words.  Each line in Velveteen Love is an exact phrase from Margery Williams The Velveteen Rabbit. Pub opens at 3 PM Boston time. Come join us!

16 thoughts on “Velveteen Love

  1. Victoria C. Slotto October 26, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    “The Velveteen Rabbit” is such a delight to begin with, and your work with it does it proud. The ending is so sweet.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian October 26, 2017 / 3:56 pm

      I love this little book! Thank you — so glad you enjoyed it. I was surprised, after I posted it, to then read Alison’s (I think it was her’s) that’s also from the same book. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    • lillian October 26, 2017 / 4:09 pm

      Thank you, Bjorn. I do love this little book. 🙂


  2. alisonhankinson October 26, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    This is one of my favourite books, I bought a beautiful copy of it for my daughter Ellen last Christmas as we were leaving her behind in NZ. A lovely poem of love and a beautiful image too.


  3. Bev October 26, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    Such a lighthearted and uplifting choice of book and words!


  4. jillys2016 October 26, 2017 / 6:13 pm

    Just perfect. I cannot say more. (I sigh deeply.)


  5. Glenn Buttkus October 26, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    Nice combination of sweet & cohesive; makes me want to crack open WATERSHIP DOWN; very impressive & effective is this, smile.


  6. Grace October 26, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    Such lovely and sweet lines Lillian ~ Specially like your muse: Magic is very strange and wonderful.


  7. kim881 October 27, 2017 / 2:28 am

    I love the way you’ve turned the wonderful ‘Velveteen Rabbi’ into a fairy – truly magical, Lill!


  8. lynn__ October 27, 2017 / 11:27 am

    I love The Velveteen Rabbit…and your magical poetry 🙂


  9. Al October 28, 2017 / 11:31 am

    Wonderful book and a very lovely poem!


  10. dornahainds October 28, 2017 / 11:51 am

    Spectacularly Sweet! 😎😎😎🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s