Childhood

A quadrille for the Secret Keeper’s word prompt, for fans of E Nesbit. The prompt words:

FAIRY | SAND | HIDE | JOURNAL | RIVER

Phoenix_detail_from_Aberdeen_Bestiary

A world slipping slowly into forgetting,

where the sand fairy hides,

never to be found again.

The river sighs into the sea,

the carpet unravels,

no jotted notes or coloured snaps

can halt the monumental slide of the great dune,

no Phoenix rises.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

14 thoughts on “Childhood”

  1. Beautifully done–too much forgetting going on these days. Or perhaps very selective memories.
    I think I told you once that we discovered E. Nesbit — a used book sale. I think it was at the beach. We read The Five Children and It to our girls, and we all loved it. I need to revisit though, as I don’t really remember it.

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