Who doesn’t love a good faerie tale?
As a young lad of Irish descent, I was raised to believe that the fae were not to be trifled with. Faerie stories were not often a joke or some cutesy way to frighten naughty children.
They were real. Or at least grounded in some reality that required a certain modicum of respect and deference.
The Faerie Tree is a hawthorn tree. And it holds a very notable, cultural significance.
Here is some more info about hawthorn trees in Celtic mythology, if you’re interested in learning more after you read the poem….
Enjoy this dark, cautionary tale. Please share your thoughts in the Comments below. ☘ ☘ ☘