CCC#38: I Thought I Saw

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #38

I thought I saw an elfin troop
Their banners flying high
Banging on their elfin drums
Drubbing hearts that wandered by

Off to fight an elfin battle
All upon foot and none upon saddle
Saw the fairy troop they met
Fairies from the marshland wet

I thought I saw the hidden ones
The hour be shot with sun
I thought them spun from herbal seeds
But then I blinked and they were reeds

Written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge #38




About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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53 Responses to CCC#38: I Thought I Saw

  1. Dale says:

    You should feel chuffed. This is wonderful, Crispina.

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  2. EntangledDesigns says:


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  3. Jen Goldie says:

    Delightfully Delightful! Thank you! 😊🌾

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I’m so impressed at the creativity of this – the elfin banners? From that picture? Absolutely stunning.

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  5. Brian Bixby says:

    Having just been reading some of Yeats’ work on Irish myths and legends, I think this could fit right in.

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  6. Laleh Chini says:

    Wonderful, loved it.

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  7. Pratibha says:

    This is a lovely poem ! Made me smile.

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  8. Pratibha says:

    This made me smile so good.

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  9. It’s such a great poem! ✨💓😀
    (P.S. I missed your CCC this week 😔 but I would be back next week 😁)

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  10. Have you ever thought about writing folk songs Crispina – I think you’ve got a real talent for capturing that folky atmosphere in your poems.


    • crimsonprose says:

      I have music playing from first wake to last call. Mostly it’s folk music. Omnia, Damh the Bard, Faun, Wardruna, Heilung. I like that I can’t understand half the words. Less distracting when writing. But I guess it acts as a kind of metronome.

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  11. This is wonderful! Made me think of Tolkien… 🙂

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