Faery Lore

A Fey Blessing:

Limber days of dulcet cheer

Bring the grace of Faerie near!

Blue Bird

Blue Bird fly to the Tower of Sleep

Carry the Wishes of the Bell Faeries

Blue Bird fly to the Tower of Sleep

Soon we shall be free!

Lady Bird

All will fall and fade to grey

fall away, fall away

To the borderless land of fey

fly away, fly away

They came to her for hugs and hope: children with broken families, lovers with broken hearts, poets with broken dreams, and they went away with happier beliefs. Not silly, selfish things like ‘Beautiful is how the World sees me’, but wise, warm things like ‘Beautiful is how I see the World’.

from The Faerietale Woman by Louisa.

Elderbrook is a series of chronicles by Louisa. Many of her songs arise from that realm. One of its cities is Alderbee, where fountains sing, for they are enchanted. Click on this link to find more about the characters and music of Elderbrook. You can also hear an audio-reading on http://www.elderbrook.com.au.

Thelderbrin the Treelord is a dryad in Elderbrook. He lives in Artoon, an invisible forest that only people with imagination can see, hidden in south-eastern Australia. Inside this bushland are secret entrances to Elderbrook, the Land Below the River. Here is Thelderbrin’s portrait, by Nicholas Goss (with colour by Aunt Louisa):