Thursday, June 11, 2009

Polishing our Syrendell Sprites

Elena polished her Syrendell sprite today. She decided she didn't want to add anything to it - it was just as it should be. We bought some lovely organic beeswax polish and she applied it. I loved how hands-on this project was and the girls took such tender care of their own special Sprite.

The Mountain Sprite

In yonder valley there dwelt, alone,
A youth, whose moments had calmly flown,
'Till spells came o'er him, and, day and night,
He was haunted and watch'd by a Mountain Sprite.

As once, by moonlight, he wander'd o'er
The golden sands of that Island shore,
A foot-print sparkled before his sight --
'Twas the fairy foot of the Mountain Sprite!

Beside a fountain, one sunny day,
As bending over the stream he lay,
There peep'd down o'er him two eyes of light,
And he saw in that mirror the Mountain Sprite.

He turn'd, but, lo, like a startled bird,
That spirit fled! -- and the youth but heard
Sweet music, such as marks the flight
Of some bird of song, from the Mountain Sprite.

One night, still haunted by that bright look,
The boy, bewilder'd, his pencil took.
And, guided only by memory's light,
Drew the once-seen form of the Mountain Sprite.

"Oh thou, who lovest the shadow," cried
A voice, low whispering by his side,
"Now turn and see," -- here the youth's delight
Seal'd the rosy lips of the Mountain Sprite.

"Of all the Spirits of land and sea,"
Then rapt he murmur'd, "there's none like thee,
And oft, oh oft, may thy foot thus light
In this lonely bower, sweet Mountain Sprite!"

~Thomas Moore


  1. The sprite is so pretty in pink! She looks very happy in her new home. Tell "E" that we think she did a great job on her sprite. Love the poem...

  2. Some of those Syrendell lovlies are on our wishlist.....hope to get their little snail soon.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the header. I'm in awe!
    Lisa ;)

  3. Syrendell's sprites are lovely! Have a great week!

  4. Thanks Jennifer, Lisa & Linda! Jennifer - I will tell her that you like the sprite and I know she will smile that big grin with shy appreciation...Lisa, you will love the syrendell sprites and snail. I was impressed by what a huge hit the snail was with the girls. They bonded to him immediately. He's so smooth and his lines are very calming in a tactile sense. You'll see when you get him in your hands :)...and Linda - I can't wait for Seamus!!!! I will let you know when he arrives and I do hope your family is completely healthy at long last! Blessings to you all!