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"Dark Nursery Rhymes (poem)" by Kate "Silverfish" Jennings

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These rhymes don't belong to the Hahri-Diru people. They are about them. The ordinary folk are afraid of the old inhabitants of the land, who linger on in out-of-the-way places, and it comes out in their verse.
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Rhymes of the Hari/Diru

Golden brow and silver eyes
And go you lightly round the glen.
Who passes through the leafy door
Will never more be seen by men.

Tread lightly by the forest door
Nor sing by the owl's window sill.
Who dances by the twilight's tune
Goes into darkness singing still.

Once my mother bade me see
Who whispered at the window pane,
Close against the shutters pressed,
And not to let them call in vain.
Twice my mother bade me go
To the door to see who stood
Knocking gently, so and so,
Tapping on the hollow wood.
Once I told her, 'tis the wind.
Twice I answered, 'tis the storm.
Oh do not bid me lift the latch,
The night is cold, the hearth is warm.
Once she started from her seat,
Twice she hurried to the door,
The third time lifted up the latch,
Stepped outside and was seen no more.

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21 Mar 2003:-) Charles Mills Trowbridge
Seems like the sort that song that would (in myth at least) a protective circle against the people it was written about. Sort of like singing away goblins. I like this one alot as well, you capture the sort of structured chaos (such as breaking into conversation at some points) that I find few authers really capture about clasic songs. Nice work.

:-) Kate "Silverfish" Jennings replies: ""Structured chaos" - I like that. Thanks."
17 Apr 200445 Anonymous

:-) Kate "Silverfish" Jennings replies: "Much as criticism is appreciated, this is such a heart-warming comment. I hope it isn't pride or anything, but it is so enjoyable to make things people like. Thanks."
19 Jul 200445 Kenneth Joseph Fontano
Finally a poem that frickin rhymes...You know how long i've been looking for one of these...Forever...And on top of that...Good job...Not that i have anything against poems that don't rhyme but it takes more effort for it to rhyme...Makes me think the person spent a bit more time on it...Again...Great job

:-) Kate "Silverfish" Jennings replies: "But rhymes are so much fun! And you can get away with a lot more sickly sentimentality when you have a decent beat. Thanks!"
8 Feb 200745 Anonymous
Yay! I REALLY enjoy this sort of thing. You just made my day. love to see more of this sort of thing.
2 Apr 2008:-) Jacob Bowdin
That was really good, I enjoyed III the best I think, some creepy lines in there. I could definately see these as nursery ryhmes, or something to warn kids awy from certain things.
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'Dark Nursery Rhymes (poem)':
 • Created by: :-) Kate "Silverfish" Jennings
 • Copyright: ©Kate "Silverfish" Jennings. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Dark, Elf, Fright, Night, Nursery, Poem, Rhyme, Spirit, Verse
 • Categories: Elf / Elves, Faery, Fay, Faeries, Magic and Sorcery, Spells, etc., Vampires, Zombies, Undeads, Dark, Gothic, Celtic
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