Folk Tale

Arthur Rackham, illustration to Hansel and Gretel

Arthur Rackham, illustration to Hansel and Gretel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Story handed down through time
The moral lost in years
And tears
Caught in the rhythm and the rhyme
A tale of consequence
And fears
Folk tales linger long beyond
The time for bed
And evening tears

Could it be that once this tale
Was even truer
Than we thought?
What lost remnants here curtailed
In evening gossamer
Cruelly caught?
Folk tales linger long beyond
The lessons that
They’ve taught

Β© Helen Valentina 2014, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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4 Responses to Folk Tale

  1. So true Helen! I find it fascinating how similar folktales can sprout up in different and isolated regions

  2. Love when you write like this! πŸ˜‰

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