Day 13 Prompt; I Thought I Saw, from Patti

Fairy lamp

Fairy Lamp?

fairy lamp elephant bamboo

Fairy lamp? next to rusty pan with Elephant bamboo growing through it.

I Thought I saw A Fairy Lamp


I thought I saw a fairy lamp,

Under ferns so green and damp


The photo shows it may be so,

Without the photo who would know?


A cement mushroom and a gnome,

Make this garden their secret home.


The gnome is covered in lush green moss,

Without my care his face was lost.


Elephant bamboo grows though a rusty pan,

Look closer now, to the left if, you can.


A shiny light under moldy leaves,

Look closer now, if you please.


Duck your head below the cherry tree,

Hunker down on bended knee.


Smell the damp and fertile loam;

You see it’s a perfect place for a fairy home!


If you made it this far, you must believe;

What your eyes can see, your brain can conceive.


I thought I saw a fairy lamp,

Under ferns so green and damp


Patti Hall 2013

About Patti Hall

Writer, daughter, sister, mom, niece, grani, and friend. Works-in-progress; 3 children's books, some poetry and a memoir series, "Souvenirs from My Heart." Pursuits of happiness include gardening, walking the beach, reading, writing, photography, traveling and genealogy. I am a widow (2009), lost my sis in 2012, my aunt and a precious grandson in 2013.

15 comments on “Day 13 Prompt; I Thought I Saw, from Patti

  1. I saw them, I believe…. That was so sweet 🙂

  2. I see the fairy lamp! This is a great poem!

  3. This has the feel of a children’s story.

  4. It does have the feel of a children’s story, complete with illustrations, My little granddaughter, who sleeps in an enchanted forest complete with fairies, butterflies, flowers, mushrooms, and magic trees, would love this. I will read it to her 🙂

  5. Oh I found this so charming. Well done! 🙂

  6. I will always believe in fairies.

  7. Off to check my garden now! Lovely.

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