The Fairy in the Garden


While Mommy was making dinner
for the fairies--honey dew and nectar
and cotton-candy spider webs--
Daddy made a spell to help Claire
sprout her fairy wings. Then Claire
stepped into the garden, calling all
the fairy folk to dinner, and one
in the guise of a swallowtail
flitted near red and yellow roses,
but then it flew away, laughing.
"Come back and play with me!"
Claire demanded, but it kept
flitting here and there, deeper
and deeper into the forest.

Meet an ally or take the path into the woods:

Take the path into the woods.
Meet a ally sitting under a tree.