Here’s an original fairy tale poem from my unpublished collection Excerpts from the Fairy Tale Files.
A CHARMING PRINCE HAS SECOND THOUGHTS
by Elaine Magliaro
Listen…Sleeping Beauty snoring
Sounds just like a lion roaring!
If I kiss her cheek, she’ll rise
And look into my deep blue eyes.
She’ll fall in love with me no doubt.
I’m the only prince hereabout.
Should I kiss Beauty? Should I not?
In this dilemma I am caught.
If I wake her now she’s mine—
A roaring, snoring valentine!
I know they say that love is blind,
But it’s not deaf. I’m disinclined
To rouse this maid. I’ll let her snore
And dream of me forevermore.
At Blue Rose Girls, I have a poem by Wendell Berry entitled The Peace of Wild Things.
Karen Edmisten has the Poetry Friday Roundup today.