Sunday, July 7, 2013

What The Green Leaf Told Me..... a story for children by Bee Porteous

The green leaf from the tree

brought a message for me
I saw it you see
and said “that’s for me”!
What leaf fully green comes across two yards
the tallest tree trying so hard
to send me the word
the truth just to see
when you look you are shown
a message from trees.

But hey there are days
when the pixies just play
and messages just come
with the light
a flash, a star-beam
a quick glimpse just seen
and you know pixies are playing
they jump and they spin.
I hear leaves rustling
I see them grin
so a story for children
is that my next theme?
I wish to be open
to hear and to beam with delight
as the pages unfold
just sit quietly and wait
until the story is told……….

It begins in the grass
as we lie looking up
just resting in green
amongst buttercups.
We all know fairies
love being yellow
we all know they love folk
who are so quiet, so mellow.
So it’s lying and watching
shapes in the clouds
it’s lying and wishing
with dandelion clocks
what’s the time,
the time
the ticking tock?
So it’s time to sit
it’s time to plan
to sit amongst greenery
enjoying the scenery
and once in a blue moon
as elves trundle by
the pattern of clouds
changes in skies.
So look into the grass
look up to the skies
trust in the spirits
to open your eyes.
And when you least
expect to be blessed
a light-beam will bring colour
and bounce off your chest.
You see, when you see
the colours of love
you are blessed with the vision
of dancers above
in the aura of pink skies
like I see here tonight
I’ll look and I’ll notice
the beams and the rustles
are coming from grasses
from Eau de Cologne Mint
coming from Loosestrife
coming with glints
that show me my lightness
is all that I need
to uplift my spirit
and happily speed
the vision of divas
dancing around
and wind-surfing on leaves
as they float to the ground!!
So here under heaven
if ever you look
you know there are fairies
and some live in this book.
So what do you think?
It’s best that you don’t
as feeling is lighter
and brings loveliness in,
feelings will colour
like flowers in spring.
So bounce along
and be light as sky
and trust in the unseen
on them you rely
as quietly, gently, lovingly so
they join with us here
it is true, I know.
I know, they know
I believe they are here
and so that is why
they live in my sphere
so if you believe
and I reckon you do
be careful of light-beams
as you run through the grass
and believe it clearly
like looking through glass.
Little ones gather
and live all about
they quietly hide
looking in, looking out
but if you see them,
as you one day will,
believe they saw you first, as they did,
they hide from some
and wave to a few,
and you are lucky
as they are waving to you.

Copyright. Written by Bee Porteous, with a green leaf from a Liquidambar (Sweetgum), on January 18, 2008

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