Poem: “The Changeling’s Return” (Signal Boost)

Go read [info]ysabetwordsmith‘s  Poem: "The Changeling’s Return"

This poem came out of the May 3, 2011 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was selected in the generally sponsored poetry poll.  It was inspired by a prompt from [info]haikujaguar who related an anecdote about a transgender person using the changeling myth to retell their own story.  This is the heart of all storytelling, the power inherent in myths and folk tales — it lets us turn our own experiences into stories, making them easier to remember, to deal with, to incorporate into our lives.  Think about the stories you tell of your own life, and the family stories you pass down.  Then read this one, with its dual levels of meaning, the faerie and the transgender…

This poem really spoke to me, far more than I expected this theme to.  Wow. 

4 thoughts on “Poem: “The Changeling’s Return” (Signal Boost)

  1. A very well-done poem. Are you familiar with Heather Alexander and Alexander James Adams? Indie folk/filk/fantasy musician who basically publicly underwent this fairytale, as Heather returned to Fairyland and Alexander “inherited” her musical career and songs. And yes, the transition was phrased like the changeling story. 🙂

      • It’s awesome. I love the music Heather and Alec have made. In fact, you can check out the song where Alec sings about the transition – He of the Sidhe (I love the pun). It’s not the best recording/video, but it gives you the idea. 😀

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