The Little Isle; An Illustrated Tale of Faerie – First Draft

The Little Isle; An Illustrated Tale of the Realms of Faerie – this magical collaboration is slowly building towards becoming a publication and will feature these words below with the marvellous artwork of New York-based artist and designer Toni DB. For this first edition you will need to content yourselves with my illustrative scribbles which are in here for fun and to help get the process started. Samples of Toni’s illustrations appear at the foot of the blog as an idea of the quality of her work.

The Little Isle

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Let Snowdrop Fairy flutter,

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A crumbling pixy utter,

Does no one now believe?

No one now believe

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Rock troll in mountain melds

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Where elf-lore was upheld

No longer real belief

Oh, you who once believed

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Bumbling Hobb is sadly gone

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Where Titania is frowned upon

Doubters scoff belief

Where doubters scoff belief

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The fabled ancients say,

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As tall tree people sway,

You no longer believe

No longer believe

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Jackie Paper blows

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With Samwise to goodness knows

The land of disbelieve

Land of disbelieve

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Eritrea altered course

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White waves leaping horse

Die as you disbelieve

As you so disbelieve

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Will o the wisp will splutter,

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Wish Fairy dying stutter,

Death of belief

Death I believe

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Dragon-heart, Camelot, clover

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Flower-painter, cobbler, prince; all over

In doubt you lost belief

All gone, oh yes, believe

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Sleepy hill or hidden meadow

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Timeless tower or treasured bower

Forgotten to believe

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Too modern to believe

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The turn of page, the nod of dream

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The whirl of pool, the trickster’s scheme

Are all beyond belief

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Belief beyond we leave

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Let dandelion fly, or white fluff sail

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Let all cream curdle, each story fail

Die without you; disbelieve

You do not now believe

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No stones open, no princess dance

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A swan is just a swan, a frog will not advance

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A foolish past believe

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They used to all believe

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Go sweep the moon, go skip the primrose

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Smash the tooth, the lost morose

Forget all once believed

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To dwindle we believe

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Dwindle we believe

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Dwindle

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For those of you still wishing

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The fey are all diminishing

knot dragon to wash

No matter how you weave

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No matter how you weave

sea four castle

Or does a little glimmer stubborn

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Provide a tiny isle to live on

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In the way that you perceive?

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In the way that you perceive

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So still the faerie weave

In the way that you believe

In the way that you believe

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Believe

Say, faerie live today

In the way that I believe

In the way that I believe

The way

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Adrian Spendlow

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The Horned God and the Wild Hunt – Some great new stuff – and loads more to come – Viking Comic Inc. II

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