A midnight walk in Blueberry Wood, when I perchance did hear The sound of playful laughter, a ringing in my ear. While glow worms twinkled in the trees, and spiders webs were spun I held my breath and hid myself, to watch the evenings fun. The fire burned so brightly in a perfect fairy ring Whilst sitting on a fallen log three tiny mice did sing. Moths and bats and fireflies joined forces in the air Whilst far below a feast, fit for a King was being prepared. Wild flowers scattered on the ground, true love this night was surely found A marriage witnessed silently, from where I hid behind my tree. This wondrous sight should not be seen.. The marriage of a Fairy Queen. All the woodland creatures came out to join the fun. Ants and woodlice scurried about, no tiny soul had been left out. Foxes, Badgers, Hedgehogs, in their time to hunt, not play joined in the celebration, before the moonlight stole away. Mystical worlds we only dream of, but this secret I shall save and with me when my life is done, shall be taken to my grave. Jenny P
A Necklace of Stars, working with older people in Derbyshire, is supported by Arts Council England, Arts Derbyshire, DCC Public Health and Derbyshire County Council Home Library Service. This project is particularly aimed at countering isolation; during the pandemic we’ve been working using distance methods – post and phone conversations.