Thursday, March 5, 2009

Fairy for Hire: An Original Poem

Here’s my response to Tricia’s Monday Poetry Stretch - Personal Ad Poetry.

My poem doesn’t exactly follow the rules. The poem was supposed to be a personal ad about a favorite animal or historical figure. My personal ad poem was composed by the fairy godmother from Perrault’s version of the Cinderella tale.

by Elaine Magliaro

Did you get an invitation
To the prince’s ball in May?
Would you like a brand new pumpkin coach
To ride in on that day?

Do you want a silk brocaded gown
To spend the gala day in?
A shiny pair of crystals shoes
To waltz the night away in?

Just call me any day or night
I’ll conjure up the lovely things
Your little heart desires.


Anonymous said...

Aaah, for a magic wand suppliers shop, exactly what's missing from my life right now.

Elaine Magliaro said...


I guess we all could use a magic wand at some times in our lives.

Tricia said...

I love your rule-breaking ways! This may actually inspire a classified ad stretch one day.

I too need a magic wand. It's a lovely thing to dream of, isn't it?

Elaine Magliaro said...


I love writing fairy tale inspired poems. I did begin writing a personal ad poem about an aging woman with cellulite and hair above her lips, etc., but I just didn't have the time to finish it with a snappy ending. I was busy this week working on all the arrangements for our reading council's winter dinner meeting that was held on Wednesday evening. Our speaker was author Jacqueline Davies. She did an excellent presentation about her writing process and left and right brain. You would have loved it!

jama said...

I love this. It makes me feel all sparkly :)!

Elaine Magliaro said...


You ARE sparkly. At least that's what I have inferred from reading your blog.

Anonymous said...

I know some grandduaghters who would hire this fairy. How fun!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks, Jone. I used to write fairy tale poems and letters with my second grade students. It was such fun!