Within this forest witches walk,
They cheat and steal and lie.
Cats are King and frogs can talk,
And boys and monkeys fly.
Within this green and leafy bower
By chance a prince and maid will meet.
He will be looking for a bride,
She’ll wear glass slippers on her feet.
Within this forest a maiden sighs
Locked in her ivory tower.
A handsome prince comes riding by
And saves her with love’s power.
Enchantments whisper on the breeze,
Escape the natural bonds of time;
They cling to roots and glisten on leaves,
Waking fairy tales and nursery rhyme.
photograph by: Charlene L. Amsden