Fairies, elves, and other magical creatures have long been a subject of poetry and other literature; Louisa May Alcott's poem "Fairy Song" is but one of those pieces of literature. (I find the following excerpt from the poem especially Clefairy-like:)
When next we meet in the Fairy dell,
May the silver moon's soft light
Shine then on faces gay as now,
And Elfin hearts as light.
Now spread each wing, for the eastern sky
With sunlight soon shall glow.
The morning star shall light us home:
Farewell! for the Elves must go.
Other poets, writers, and thinkers have added their own thoughts on magical beings:
The fairies break their dances
And leave the printed lawn.
~ A.E. Housman
Fairies are invisible and inaudible like angels. But their magic sparkles in nature.
~ Lynn Holland
The Realm of Fairy is a strange shadow land, lying just beyond the fields we know.
~ Author Unknown
Hand in hand, with fairy grace,
Will we sing, and bless this place.
~ William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream
It's easy to believe in magic when you're young. Anything you couldn't explain was magic then. It didn't matter if it was science or a fairy tale. Electricity and elves were both infinitely mysterious and equally possible--elves probably more so.
~ Charles de Lint
I find all of these quotes quite descriptive of the Clefairy as individual Pokémon and as a species. Their strange origins, their fey behavior, their otherworldly culture...all of them evoke artistic inspiration, because there's nothing we humans like more than a mystery! And I am apparently no different, as a poet and writer; I've found myself to be as inspired by Clefairy as the aforementioned writers were inspired by fairy lore.
The five poems linked below are ones I have created based on Clefairy; the first poem in the list is what inspired the name of this site, and the other four are written from a Clefairy's perspective. I hope you enjoy this poetic look at my favorite Pokémon!