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First Line: How can I tell you
Last Line: Tis pan's pipes are playing!
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares

How can I tell you,
O you who crave directions
And close measurements—
How can I ever let you know
The way to dream a fairy dream?
For, can I count the inches of a cloak of lovliness?
Or, is it possible to beat
The time and measure of a song
That's only heard when fairies dance?
Oh, rather let me turn my words about,
And give directions to my dreaming thoughts,
And speak this way:
Trip lightly, fairy feet!
'Tis Pan's Pipes are playing!

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