A couple of weeks ago, Dana McKinney introduced me to her “Faerie Wings.” When I finished the first reading, I felt like flying, dancing, soaring… I knew I had to share the joy of her words. After reading the poem several times, I found myself wanting to know more about the witchy woman behind the poetry. I give you “Faerie Wings,” followed by a bit about Dana:
Do not offer me the gift of wings,
Those were a gift unto myself ages ago.
Do not presume to teach me flight,
For that lesson was self-taught in youth.
Do not warn me of curse’d skies and darken’d clouds,
That may hinder my cathartic soaring.
I am more powerful in spirit than you may know,
Welcoming the challenges set before me.
Keep your unneeded offerings and admonitions,
Giving me in their stead uplifting love and passion.
Be not only the gentle breeze beneath my wings,
Be too my companion on starry nights and breathless flights.
Soar skyclad with me beneath a halo’d moon,
And know our love will forever keep us aloft.
I was born and raised in southeast Oklahoma, having lived here all my life. I have 3 sons who are my pride and joy. I’ve been employed as a Family Support Worker/Parent Educator for the past 12+ years.
But who am I really? I am a book nerd and quite the grammar Nazi. I’ve been collecting books since I was a teen and have amassed a collection of well over 1,500 books. I love to write, but haven’t had much time for it this past year. I’m looking forward to getting back to it. With some encouragement and positive critiques, I’d love to write on a daily basis.
I am a Pagan Atheist Witch. That may or may not make sense to others, but it’s who I am. It’s my own personal identity. After all, my perception of myself is most important.
I love good wine, artsy type films, foreign languages, and want with all my heart to be standing beneath the Eiffel Tower on my 50th birthday.
“Faerie Wings” can also be found on BookRix. And you can follow, friend (and harass Dana for more delicious poetry) on Facebook. She will be keeping an eye on this post, so feel free to address your comments and faerie-dust covered questions to the lady with the wings.
Snow Faerie by Greg Spalenka
when I saw the strength in this colors, I knew I had to pair the poem with the painting