dVerse Q169 — I Believe

Sculpture of Tinker Bell by Diarmuid Byron O’Connor,
photo by Patrick Steele

Moon’s zenith casts its limelight on
her landing amongst field stubble.
In wonder at her tiny flowing form,
realize Tinker Bell is not Barrie’s
figment, but sprung from stars. She
flutters over, chimes, “May I have
some hot tea? Space is so very cold.”

Barrie described Tinker Bell as a fairy who mended pots and kettles, an actual tinker of the fairy folk. Her speech consists of the sounds of a tinkling bell, which is understandable only to those familiar with the language of the fairies.

Though sometimes ill-tempered, jealous, vindictive and inquisitive, she is also helpful and kind to Peter. The extremes in her personality are explained in the story by the fact that a fairy’s size prevents her from holding more than one feeling at a time, so when she is angry she has no counterbalancing compassion. At the end of the novel, when Peter flies back to find an older Wendy, it is mentioned that Tinker Bell died in the year after Wendy and her brothers left Neverland, and Peter no longer remembers her.

In the first draft of the play, she is called Tippy-toe, but became Tinker Bell in the later drafts and final version. – wikipedia

Tinkerbell Reunited with Peter Pan Copyright© 2005 The London Evening Standard
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De Jackson (aka whimsygizmo) is today’s host for dVerse’ Quadrille Monday. De says:
Pen a poem of precisely 44 words, not counting the title, including some form of the word star.

51 Comments Add yours

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    I adore Tink.
    And this poem.
    Especially the phrase “sprung from stars.”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So happy, thanks, De!

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    2. Gillena Cox says:

      Nice one!!!
      Thanks for dropping by my blog.

      Much ❤love

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      1. msjadeli says:

        Thank you, Gillena!

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  2. kim881 says:

    I enjoyed the information about Tinkerbell almost as much as your quadrille, Lisa. I think she was indeed ‘sprung from stars’ and yes, ‘Space is so very cold’ – we seem to have some of it here tonight!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Kim. I enjoyed learning about her also. I hear you on the cold too, Kim. It’s sunny but still so freezing cold here.

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  3. Your knack for enchantment never ceases to amaze me! Well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Susan so happy to have enchanted you with my Q ❤

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  4. of course I love Tink … you know Lisa! ❣️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      haha! Thanks Cindy!

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  5. This is so sweet… love it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

      Like

  6. Ron. says:

    Magic workbench, that Tinkster. Thanks.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ron.

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  7. lillian says:

    I ADORE this and your reference to James Barrie. I read his story to our children so manh times….saw the movie of Peter Pan….and plays about Peter Pan but from the perspective of the Lost Boys….and another play about James Barrie himself. LOVE your poem!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Lillian, thank you, and glad you are so familiar with the story.

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  8. Suzanne says:

    I love the idea of having a cup of tea with Tinkerbell. You’d have to get out the finest china tea cups. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      But of course! 🙂

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  9. Truedessa says:

    Love the tea as space is too cold. A great mix of fantasy and magic woven together.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So pleased you enjoyed the Q, True ❤

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  10. Sadje says:

    Aww, such a lovely tale Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje!

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re most welcome

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  11. Jim says:

    I need being more educated on Tinker Bell. ” “May I have
    some hot tea? Space . . .” but I would rather have hot chocolate.
    ..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      One hot chocolate coming up. With or without marshmallows?

      Like

  12. Loved the image of this little star’s rough landing. And thank you for the background story.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      D, what a lovely comment. Thank you, and you are very welcome.

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  13. rothpoetry says:

    An interesting poem. A creative use of the prompt.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Dwight!

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        You are welcome!

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  14. The extremes in her personality are explained in the story by the fact that a fairy’s size prevents her from holding more than one feeling at a time, so when she is angry she has no counterbalancing compassion.

    Wow… really? I’d never heard that before… How interesting!


    David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Me neither — until yesterday! 🙂

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  15. merrildsmith says:

    A delightful poem, and thank you for all the information about Tinker Bell!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Merril!

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re welcome, Lisa!

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  16. kittysverses says:

    Enjoyed your poem and information, Li. Thank you. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Happy you enjoyed it, Kitty ❤

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  17. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Loved the poem and the info about Tinkerbell…. I love the Peter Pan story

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Max. I’ve never read the book(s) but would like to.

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  18. memadtwo says:

    Fairy lore is so interesting. But of course she is born of stars! (K)

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  19. Lisa, I love the story if Tinkerbell ❤️. You brought her to life in your beautiful quadrille.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Happy her story pleases you, Christine ❤

      Like

  20. Bill says:

    A wonderful poem, Lisa. The explanation that followed helped e much.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Bill!

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  21. Helen says:

    Delightful!! Love the image / sculpture / inspiration … how you used figments! Cheers, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Helen I appreciate your appreciation ❤

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  22. An enchanting tale about a much loved fairy! Thanks for the backstory of story, Li!❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Punam, thanks much, glad you found Tink’s story enchanting ❤

      Like

  23. M Jay Dixit says:

    SO lovely! I never intended to read Tinker Bell but your post has changed my mind.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Jay, thank you very much!

      Like

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