In this very special episode of Encounters with the Good People, we immerse ourselves in some magnificent Faerie poetry.
Over the ages, the glorious words of certain poets have expressed our own sense of wonder and fear of the Good People.
Often times, poems show us Faeries as shining, clever, lithe and absolutely free: living unhindered by the drudgery of our ordinary Human lives.
Poems which sweep us away, make us wish to join ‘Them’. Poems which not only show us the path which leads to the land of Faerie, but beckon us to walk it.
But not all poets shine a light on this path…
Some warn us that fear of Good People is not only justified, but wise.
They advise that there are some Faerie which most certainly mean us harm and who are not only able, but eager, to take our lives.
These poems simmer and rumble with the ever-present risk of encountering a Faerie.
So, fill your boots and join me as we stroll around the glorious words of WB Yeats, Alice Guerin Crist, John Keats, Lord Dunsany, William Allingham, Dora Sigerson, Rose Fyleman and many more.
Featuring very special guest, Storyteller Steve Lally.
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Edited by Magic Dan
Special Guest: Steve Lally.
‘Land of Heart’s Desire’, ‘The Mermaid, and ‘The Stolen Child’ by WB Yeats.
‘The Mermaid Song’ by James Reeves.
‘The Mermaid and the Fisherman’ by John Foster.
‘The Mermaid Ballad’.
‘Twinkletoes’ by A A Milne.
‘The Leprechaun’ by William Allington.
‘I’d love to be a Fairy’s child’ by Robert Graves.
‘Alms in Autumn’ by Rose Fyleman.
‘The Wind on the Hills’ by Dora Sigerson.
‘A Fairy Child’ by Lord Dunsany.
‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’ by John Keats.
‘The Urisk’ by Donald Alexander.
‘The Banshee’ by Alice Guerin Crist.
‘The Will o’the Wisp’. Broadside Ballad, Scotland 1869.
‘Scottish Bogle’ by WD Crocker.
‘The Hag’ by Robert Herrick.
Steve’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve’s Website: www.storyman.info
Steve’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/
Theme Music: ‘Irish Coffee’ by Giorgio di Campo.
Additional Music: ‘Song of the Sirens’ by SingingIntrovert.
‘Happy Farmer’ by BuGuMi.
‘The Parting Glass’ by Alexander Nakarada.
‘Gymnopédie No. 1 – Erik Satie’, ‘Hold On’ and ‘Black Waters’ by Myuu.
‘Angelic Choir’ and ‘Dark Forest of Thorns’ by Jimmy Free.