Telltale Signs

Dandelion wisps
tangled in hair,
cooing to butterflies
fingers she flutters.
Turning she runs
ready for flight,
clambers on swing
wishing she might.

Higher she shouts
Daddy push higher!
Smiling, he does,
thankful for fairies.
Their magical gift
a changeling,
the child he adores.

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It’s Quadrille Monday at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets, and De asks us to use the word “change” (or a form of the word) within our poem of exactly 44 words, sans title. Image from Pixabay.com. Pub opens at 3 PM Boston time. Come join us!

29 thoughts on “Telltale Signs

  1. V.J. Knutson January 14, 2019 / 1:35 pm

    How sweet – the image matches your words – “fairies” indeed!

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  2. Glenn Buttkus January 14, 2019 / 3:08 pm

    Yes, that image is worthy of a thousand poems. Usually a changeling is a bad thing; nice to see the other side of the coin.

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  3. Grace January 14, 2019 / 3:14 pm

    This is so delightful Lillian.

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  4. Carol J Forrester January 14, 2019 / 3:29 pm

    As Glenn said, it’s lovely to see you take a different spin on the meaning of changeling. Beautiful photo too.
    The whole poem is just a joy to read.

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  5. Jane Dougherty January 14, 2019 / 3:32 pm

    Well, a changeling is a fairy baby, so I’d expect a bit of ethereal beauty

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  6. Linda Kruschke January 14, 2019 / 4:01 pm

    How sweet! Poems of little girls are always particularly poignant to me because I’ve always wanted one but have been blessed with one son instead.

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  7. sarahsouthwest January 14, 2019 / 4:14 pm

    I’m glad to see he appreciates his good fortune. Blessed indeed.

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  8. rob kistner January 14, 2019 / 4:28 pm

    What a beautiful child, what a beautiful poem!

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  9. qbit January 14, 2019 / 4:28 pm

    “Their magical gift / a changeling” — that says it all, right?

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  10. Jade M. Wong January 14, 2019 / 4:29 pm

    Aww what a magical twist! I love the idea that he got a fairy baby and it sounds like he’s a great father ^_^

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  11. msjadeli January 14, 2019 / 4:49 pm

    whimsical and delightful and creates a beautiful image

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  12. Beverly Crawford January 14, 2019 / 4:53 pm

    A wonderfully fey image, and beautiful words to accompany. Well done!

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  13. Candy January 14, 2019 / 7:37 pm

    charmed by a changeling – how magical!

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  14. sanaarizvi January 14, 2019 / 7:46 pm

    Gosh this is the sweetest quadrille yet! ❤❤❤

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  15. rothpoetry January 14, 2019 / 8:33 pm

    How very adorable Lillian! A changeling indeed! Well done!!

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  16. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar January 14, 2019 / 10:20 pm

    I adore those dirty bare feet and sweet flowing white dress – They change so quickly …

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  17. Truedessa January 14, 2019 / 10:28 pm

    Changlings are magical enjoy all the transformations.

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  18. Nora January 15, 2019 / 12:59 am

    What joy! I love the wooshing sounds of the first stanza: wisps, flies, flutters, swing, wish

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  19. Frank Hubeny January 15, 2019 / 6:04 am

    I like the thankfulness for faeries and the desire to go higher.

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  20. kim881 January 15, 2019 / 6:17 am

    This poem reminds me of my daughter when she was little, Lill! It’s totally adorable. I’m most definitely thankful for fairies.

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  21. lynn__ January 15, 2019 / 7:56 am

    Lovely image in your words and picture…sweet sentiments of childhood’s magic.

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  22. katiemiafrederick January 15, 2019 / 4:14 pm

    i MusT WoNDeR
    iF ET EVeR
    ViSiTS
    EartH
    Will Folks
    Recognize
    He and or
    Her is
    Made
    Out of the
    SamE STaR DusT EaRTh..:)

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