Friday, 1 March 2013
An American Novelist
Louise May Alcott.
Born : Nov 28th 1832.
Died : March 6th 1888.
I'm sure you will all know of this lady, or at least remember one of her many books.
"Little Women" which is still highly rated as a young girls book.
But not a lot is known about her ability to write poetry, beautiful poetry, by the way.
Please let me give you a taste of her writing skills, remembering of course, she worked, was involved in the civil war as a nurse, and at the same time wrote stories, poetry, all in pencil and ink( no laptop)
The moonlight fades from the flowers and trees and the Stars
dim one by one.
The tale is told and the song is sung, and the Fairies feast is done.
The night-wind rocks the sleeping flowers and sings to them
soft and low.
The early bird will soon awake,
It's time for the Fairies to go.
Over the sleeping earth we silently pass unseen by mortal eyes,
and send sweet dreams as we lightly float through the quite
For the stars soft eyes alone may see and the flowers alone may know.
The feast we hold, the tales we tell, so it's time
for the Fairies to go.
This is all I have of this so far, if I get hold of more I'll post it,
Why you ask? because I think it's as good as it gets and she should be remember on the 6th of this month, when she departed this old world and took her talent with her.
When I read her "Fairy song" it makes me hold my breath, how cools that.