A Poem Written Long Ago

For Himself
Long ago and far away,
I walked the Elven lands.
By babbling brooks and forests green,
I spent my younger years.
But then one dark and dreary day
My dream was snatched away.
I was sent to hostile lands
Far from my faery home.
And since that day without respite
Have I tried to travel back.
Time and again I’ve tried and failed
Year by year my grief has grown.
Now again, the time has come
To try the Portal yet once more.
If yearning makes the Power grow,
I shall return this time.
My roots are in the Land of Sidhe,
There they shall remain,
Until the Portal opens wide
To take me back again.
Written for Lord Ebon, © October 12,
1990, Sue McCaskill

About Susan McCaskill

Susan (or Sue, as she prefers to be called), was born in post war England, and lived there until the age of nine, when she and her mother emigrated to Canada. Her father died when she was nine, and left a huge impression on her. Both her parents encouraged her to read, and learn. She has always believed in fairies and elves, and probably always will, and as a child, she saw things many others didn't, and as a result she was thought to be a little strange.

Sue currently lives on beautiful Vancouver Island with her husband and three demanding cats.

Although she has been in Canada for so many years, she still misses the English and Welsh countryside, and because of this, her novel is based in the ancient, picturesque town of Betws-Y-Coed.

About herself, she says:

"I think I was born a writer, and got more confidence thanks to my grade five teacher, who was wonderful, and fostered my love for writing. I didn't write for almost 40 years, because of raising kids, life happenings, the usual drama. I started again sporadically ten years ago, and finished my first Mid Grade fantasy in 2013. Currently working on book 2.

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