#LoveMadeVisible Day 22: Fairy Tale Love, by Gayle C. Krause + Critique Giveaway!!

This is a cleave poem – 3 poems in one. Read down the left column for #1, down the right column for #2 and then horizontally read the whole thing for poem #3.

Fairy Tale Love
by Gayle C. Krause

Maidens become Princesses                                           Everywhere, Princesses

In Fairy Tale Forest.                                                         Dancing, spinning, sleeping,

While                                                                                   Waiting for a Prince

Charming— dwarves and elves                                      Or fairy godmothers’

Grant                                                                                   Magic spells, potions and

Wishes,                                                                               Happy endings,

Where Ogres and Evil Queens wither—                      Lost in the magic of true love’s kiss,

Helpless to fight happy                                                   Dreams and blessed bliss.      

Everafter!                                                                          Evermore

***As a SCBWI PAL member, and a picture book and YA author, I’d like to donate an online critique for a full picture manuscript or the first chapter of a MG or YA novel. To enter, just comment below!!***

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10 Responses to #LoveMadeVisible Day 22: Fairy Tale Love, by Gayle C. Krause + Critique Giveaway!!

  1. clever and … charming!

  2. I have never heard of a cleave poem before… Really, really neat! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Virginia Law Manning says:

    I’ve never heard of a cleave poem either! How inventive! Yours is as charming as a cottage in the woods! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Wendy says:

    I learned something new today!

  5. Heather Pierce Stigall says:

    Very clever!

  6. Thank you Gayle, this is so entertaining and fun!

  7. papa stas says:

    Had to google “cleave poetry”
    Found a web site –
    https://cleavepoetry.wordpress.com/cleave-poets/
    You should be listed as a Cleave Poet –
    There’ll be a contest soon –
    Enter Fairy Tale Love –
    You’ll WIN!!!

  8. gayleckrause says:

    Thanks, papa stas. I’ll look into it. 🙂

  9. Wow! I saw a live production of “Into the Woods” last night – and your “Fairy Tale Love” strikes me as a creative creation within the realm of Sondheim’s expertly interlaced lyrics. Brava!

    • gayleckrause says:

      Thanks, David. That’s a wonderful compliment. Maybe I was influenced by Sondheim. I played the part of Florinda, Cinderella’s stepsister, in that play at the community playhouse. 🙂

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