Heading to the Ren Fest? May the day be blessed, as you embark on your quest. Now, get dressed.
Lace up a dress with a bloom. Grow a beard and don't groom. Hand sew an ornate costume.
Create some leather armor. Tie food to you and be a farmer. Act like a vicious pirate snake charmer.
As a woman, act so refined. Barely breathe at the midsection bind. “Oh sitting? No. I'm disinclined.”
Did you visit the fairy house? They're as tiny as a bird louse. You have to be as quiet as a mouse.
Believing is fairies is a must. Feel for the wind gust. If you're lucky, you'll shimmer in fairy dust.
Some are too small to see, of course. Look over at that horse. They're using some brute force.
There's nothing quite like a joust. Which one will be oust? Is that the alchemist Faust?
Keep your eye out for that wizard. He's as wriggly as a lizard. He'll hit you like a blizzard.
Twisting like cyclones, straight to bones. Feel as if trapped under stones. It's Davy Jones' unknowns.
Spy a feathered velvet hat. You know that darned old rat. There walks yet another pirate.
They'll tell a tale like a whale in a gale. They won't pay your bail, but they have swords for sale.
Pick up a shiny new knife. Ensure that there's no strife. Then sip down the elixir of life.
Did you stop and see the mermaid? She let me touch her braid. She talked, and her tail swayed.
Seeing her was such a pleasure. She gave me a piece of her treasure. It's more of a safety measure.
It helps to protect. Bad things, it will deflect. When I checked in the light, it flecked, so it has effect.
Fetch up the lagan. Barter for a ride on a covered wagon. Watch the sky for a dragon.
Follow the sounds of a drum. Hear a mandolin strum. Give in, and dance to the music; succumb.
Dine on food with simple folk. Get your beard soaked in egg yolk. Don a full length cloak.
Enter a contest with your beard. You stood smugly as the crowd cheered. Spy a sheep, sheared.
One lady, with her hair in a bun, gathers more wool to be spun. Another maid is milking in the sun.
Notice a rug with a tassel. Nothing seems to be a hassle. Lock your eyes upon the sacred castle.
You want to get inside. Skulk around in shadows and hide. The princess could be your bride.
Is it in towers where princesses dwell? What if she's under some kind of spell? Kiss the Belle.
What about Ren Fest do you like the best? Go on down and check out the rest. Take the conquest.
Wait until the weekend. Gather up a friend and some money to spend. There's a pyro show to attend.
Watch out for the pirates from Somali. Head on down to Holly. You can even bring your collie.
The Michigan Renaissance Festival is located at 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly, MI; for more information on the Michigan Renaissance Festival, visit www.michrenfest.com. The author of more than 100 books, Marisa L. Williams earned her Master's in Writing from the Johns Hopkins University. For more on Marisa, visit www.lulu.com/spotlight/thorisaz and http://www.examiner.com/tourism-in-detroit/marisa-williams.