Fairy Tale “Behind The Waterfall” February 20th 2015


Urami no Taki (The Waterfall Seen From Behind)


Behind a veil of water

The Watchers sip their tea

Top hats and clockwork eyes

They raise porcelain cups

To join their carnivorous smiles.


Behind a veil of water

A cherry tree undresses the bones

Of what was once a benevolent race.

Children no longer believe in fairies

But the Watchers possess no such weakness.

They existed before time and shall continue

So long as the notion of absence persists.


Logic cannot see

Beyond the ego’s trappings

Perceptions can be deceived

Whatever scars or margins

A heart might impose

It is still capable of crafting miracles.


In the days preceding summer

We still have the freedom

Of our beliefs

Even if we lack the courage

Necessary to speak them

A child can only be so for a moment

But magic suffers

Most for the denial of belief.


For Fairy Tale

I realize mine begins quite dark which doesn’t really jibe with that peaceful tones of the image.

The idea for Watchers came from a dream, in the dream I was introduced to one of these beings and since then I have decided to expand on them, to make is a race for fantasy stories.