Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Magical Enchantments - poem Two

Today, I have another Magical Enchantments poem.


Tulips and blossoms of narcissi

were a display of the everyday

With Topiary Green

Upon the Scene

And Statues of Mythology.

A Tapestry wrought

from a flowery thought

and patterns brought

reflected in parterres

of broderie.

O What Delight!

A Divertissement

by Candle Light,

In the glow of

Summer's Night

Within the Starlight,

Ever so Bright:

The dances of elves

reflected in beams

of a thousand streams;

And on and on

the show goes on,

A Magical Palace in

dreams of love

A Marzipan Palace and Candy


And a floating palace

in following suit,

Sparkling gemstones of a thousand lights

And a Magical Show Boat of Dreams;

Decorations of a gold vine entwined,

a marble fountain and

Parnassus mountain,

Magical Enchantments,

with garlands,

and bowers

of flowers;

A Page came loose

from the Book of Dreams,

Imagined from

“The Tales of Mother Goose.”

It floated along,

in time with

the Song,

as the gondola glided on.

And the note on the theme

was an echo and ring,

from a palace of long ago.

The minstrels played upon their flutes,

Musicians danced to the Beat

of a Baroque suite,

Playing a refrain,

as fireworks lit

the Domain;

glistening stars,

Magical sights of

exploding lights,

cascading stars

seen from afar-

an enchantment

over the Terrain.

And fireworks hung low,

in the glow

of a brilliant and fiery show.

And the torch lights did flare

Upon the Air

As a painting at hand

of a fairy land.

And the Scene

was a glittering dream

Dancing rainbows

did follow the theme:

Lights flickered by Candle Light,

Dancing in prisms upon the Scene

Fiery and sparkling little figurines

amongst the parterres and evergreen.

This must have been a king's show

of magical enchantment

there had ever been:

With Racine's play

of “Iphigenie”

staged by the Orangerie;

And an opera,

by Lully,

A play pastoral,

a theme for all,

“Les Fetes des Amours et de Bacchus”

played upon an arbour stage,

of painted flowers and feverfew;

giving an Arcadian view,

Amongst the palissades,

of box and beech

and elms and yew.

Bellflowers and wallflowers

twinkled in light,

casting their magic

upon the sight;

La Montespan,

Queen of the Night,

You in all your

Splendour bright,

Queen of the Fairies

in the fire light;

Dancing in tune,

the Nymphs held sway,

amongst the magic,

the comedy and tragic,

plays of the day,

All Staged in Fine Array.

Splendour of Magic

Footsteps of Past

A Mirrored Hallway

Gateway of Dreams

A Show-piece for all.

Images of a Thousand Scenes

Flooding in Scene after Scene

Glittering and Dancing in a Ream.

On an on the Show goes on

The Merry-Go-Round of Love-

Splendour of Magic

upon the Page,

Splendour of Music

of another Age

From the Show-boat

of long ago,

In a magical play

of old-time

Following the Rhythm and

Beat of Time.

Within the magic of flower beds

and waters of tranquillity

Were plays inspired from Italy,

And in the Grotto,

The theme of Apollo

shone forth in the glittering Sun.

Splendour of Past

in a thousand years,

Splendour of light

throughout the years,

The Wheel of Fortune

moves into gear,

And on and on we go-

A Show-Reel of Pageants

from Old Time,

Mirrored in Hallways

so Sublime,

Memories of Ballet

so Divine

Embroidered in a Pattern

of Time.

Sandra Taylor


Welcome to my blog of Magical Enchantments.

  I have a couple of poems to post which I hope you
will enjoy.  I also will discuss a few favourite books
which to my way of thinking are quite magical.

  The first poem of Magical Enchantments today is:


Versailles, versailles

Under the Sky

Now is the Call of the Spring

and the birds do sing

from mountains and valleys

which do bring,

memories of dreams

and stories of a king.

The Sun sets its crimson

and golden rays

across the landscape

of Versailles-

And in yesterday's dreams

So noble they seemed

It was all a fiery display.

In the valley, the lights dipped low

In the glow of a magical show

And Trees, in Silhouette,

in shades of green

In the lights of a fairy beam

Twinkling and glittering star-light

Amongst the glimmer of fire-light

Set in an enchanted scene:

Heavenward and Heavens


This was a story of long ago-

In a magical realm

where frogs were spell-bound,

Latona and Apollo burnished

under the glittering rays of the Sun

in a brand new day,

and Cupid and Aesop

would lead a way

as in a Pantomime Play

and stories of folk-lore,

with legends found in

the statuary

which was made of bronze and clay,

and came from the days of yore.

The Pantomime Pleasures

of all the years

seemed to swing in time.

The dancing dreams of yesteryear

All shine through-

Neptune and the Tritons

frolicked in play

And the spray swirled about

Twirling in and out,

As the Nymphs danced

in the foam,

of the fountain founts:

The water glistened as a Chandelier

Imagined by a Fountaineer

of goblets and vases,

created from a source

of a mill and a horse:

The Sun's Rays

fashioned in gold

came into the fold

It may have been told

In the Summer of 1668

Glittering upon Thetis' Golden Gate

which was painted in green-

It glinted and gleamed

as from a scene

of a fairy-tale.

Soul Magic within my Dreams

of Myriad Dancing Themes-

Rows and rows of potted plants

which with nature did enhance

views stretching into infinity

Giving a glimpse of Serenity.

At Salle de Bal

An orchestra played

From a Water Cascade

Ringing as from

a "Crystal Arcade."

And music trilled

at a Colonnade

coloured marble

and polished white

Singing as a Serenade,

of Earthly Delights

Heaven Made.

And Allee d'Eau

where the jets were low

was described

as a "Crystal Balustrade."

The reality was

A Parkland in green

A Hallway of Chestnuts

and Willow Trees

with a marigold-tone

flowering scene:-

Which in the morning would

nod their heads,

Showing their faces

in a New Dawn Day,

Glorying in the Sun

Brightly Overhead,

And in the Evening

would shake their heads,

Settling in Dusk's Sunset Spray.

The King took pride

in his flower display

And the people would come

upon their way

To view the glorious show:-

Illustrated in Paintings

by Jean Cotelle

Inspired by the Mages

and Fairy-Tale Pages

of Charles Perrault

And the magical rockwork

of Claude Perrault,

It was a wonderful story to tell.

At an earlier time

In a ballet,

so fine

The King danced

"Le Roi Soleil"

which chartered a course

of dance at the court

and a note for posterity;

And a Display of a Horse,

at Ballet,

At a Carousel Play

of Pageantry:

And so a song was written on

a Horseshoe Page,

glittering and dancing

throughout the age.


The call in the Spring

A Play-troupe of dancers

Upon a stage,

for a King:-

The Pleasures of Isle Enchantee

in the month of May,

With play troupes of Moliere

and a theme for La Valliere

The "Princesse d'Elide" on show.

Candles glittered,

Lights flickered

Night time symmetry cast a glow

of softening shadows

On the evening show.

The twinkling lights

The silvery sights

Sprinkled in Starlight bright.

An equestrian show was a display

And themes enhancing Antiquity

And Servants dancing rhythmically.

With amber sunsets falling

Over your shady glades

The colours and scents

of Apollo's descent

glittered in a golden show.

And two letters

spelled "L" in the Night

Dancing in Moonbeams

and Fire-light

Entwined upon the glittering sight

A show of wonder and joy.

  I will include Magical Enchantments - Poem Two

  In the meantime I have enjoyed looking at some
of the pictures depicted on the wikipedia link:

of the gardens of Versailles, where I was fortunate
to visit last October in the autumn.  There is a picture
of Latona with the spell bound frogs and also pictures
of the scenery of the Orangerie and also a depiction
of the gate of Thetis.  Best wishes,