April 1, 2014

Children, children, don't forget!

Children, children, don't forget
There are elves and fairies yet.
Where the knotty hawthorn grows
Look for prints of fairy toes.
Where the grassy rings are green
Moonlight dances shall be seen.
Watch and wait: O lucky you,
If you find a fairy shoe:
For a ransom he will pay,
Hobbling barefoot all the day.
Lay it on his mushroom seat,
Wish your wish, and go your way.
If your wish should be discreet,
Never fear but he will pay.

~Dora Owen

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