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A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 19. THE FAIRY QUEEN PROSERPINA, by THOMAS CAMPION    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark, all you ladies that do sleep!
Last Line: Apes in avernus.
Subject(s): Fairies; Love; Morning; Elves


A CITY GARDEN, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sun-warmed, where hudson meets the sea
Last Line: My suzeraine -- the faery queen.
Subject(s): Cities; Fairies; Gardens & Gardening; New York City - Colonial Period; Urban Life; Elves


A FAERY SONG, SUNG BY THE PEOPLE OF FAERY OVER DIARMUID, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: We who are old, old and gay
Last Line: If all were told.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Fairies; Legends, Irish; Elves


A FAIRY FROM THE SUN-SHOWER, by ZMAI IOVAN IOVANOVICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the meadow a shower is roaming
Last Line: "your sweet kisses are my goal."
Alternate Author Name(s): Brankovichera, Vidosava
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


A FAIRY HUNT, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who would hear the fairy horn
Last Line: In the dusty tree to hear.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


A FAIRY IN ARMOR, by JOSEPH RODMAN DRAKE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He put his acorn helmet on
Last Line: The fiery trail of the rocket-star.
Alternate Author Name(s): Croaker
Variant Title(s): An Elfin Knight
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


A FAIRY PRINCE, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Prince charming, when the wizard's wand
Last Line: Nought but an open grave appears.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


A MASQUE OF THE SEASONS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer or winter or spring or fall
Last Line: That's the reason I send them all!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Fairies; Plays & Playwrights; Seasons; Elves


A PROPER NEW BALLAD [ENTITLED THE FAIRIES' FAREWELL], by RICHARD CORBET    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell, rewards and fairies
Last Line: Such justices as you!
Alternate Author Name(s): Corbett, Richard
Variant Title(s): Farewell To The Fairies;the Fairies' Farewell
Subject(s): Fairies; Farewell; Elves; Parting


A WORTH WHILE THEME, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text                
First Line: As I sat and pondered, dreaming, vainly searching, vainly scheming
Last Line: Than are found in loving girls and boys.
Subject(s): Dreams; Fairies; Waiting; Nightmares; Elves


ABOUT THE FAIRIES, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pray, where are the little bluebells gone
Subject(s): Fairies


AIRY NOTHINGS. FR. THE TEMPEST, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Our revels are now ended. These our actors
Last Line: Is rounded with sleep.
Variant Title(s): Such Stuff As Dreams;the Pageant;finale;human Life;end Of All Earthly Glory;life's Pageant;after Seeing A Masque [the Grand Style];prospero's Farewell To His Magic
Subject(s): Fairies; Life Change Events; Time; Elves


ALL HALLOW'S EVE, by JOHN DAVIDSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Brian: tearfully sinks the pallid sun
Last Line: While the sun gives light, and the red blood burn.
Subject(s): All Souls' Night; Autumn; Fairies; Rites & Ceremonies; Seasons; All Hallows Night; Fall; Elves


ALMS IN AUTUMN, by ROSE FYLEMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Spindle-wood, spindle-wood, will you lend me, pray
Last Line: They'll set the realms of fairyland all dancing with delight.
Subject(s): Autumn; Fairies; Seasons; Fall; Elves


ALTER EGO, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All the morn a spirit gay
Last Line: I to lose myself in thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Fairies; Fantasy; Love; Relationships; Self; Elves


AN ERRIS FAIRY, by HAL" "D'ARCY [PSEUD.]    Poem Text                
First Line: Baby was lonely with mother away
Last Line: The ocean will be thy burying-ground
Alternate Author Name(s): "d'arcy, Hal;
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


AN IMITATION (TO M.M.), by FORD MADOX FORD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, my sylvia, let us rove
Last Line: Sporting o'er the velvet green.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hueffer, Ford Hermann; Hueffer, Ford Madox
Subject(s): Dramatists; Fairies; Man-woman Relationships; Nature; Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Elves; Male-female Relations; Dramatists


ANNA GREVILLE, COUNTESS TEMPLE, ... POET LAUREATE TO KING OF FAIRIES, by HORACE (HORATIO) WALPOLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By these presents, be it known
Last Line: The shortest night of the year.
Alternate Author Name(s): Orford, 4th Earl Of
Variant Title(s): Countess Temple
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


ARIEL'S SONG (1) [OR, DIRGE] [OR, A SEA DIRGE]. FR. THE TEMPEST, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Full fathom five thy father lies
Last Line: Hark! Now I hear them - ding, dong, bell!
Subject(s): Disasters; Drowning; Fairies; Mourning; Shipwrecks; Elves; Bereavement


ARIEL'S SONG (2), FR. THE TEMPEST, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where the bee sucks, there suck I
Last Line: Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.
Subject(s): Bees; Fairies; Insects; Love; Beekeeping; Elves; Bugs


ASPHODEL, by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Carest thou naught for me, lone asphodel
Last Line: Trusting thee ever, fairy asphodel.
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


BACKPACK TROUBLE, by KRISTINE O'CONNELL GEORGE    Poem Source                
First Line: You're sitting in class when
Last Line: Keep your backpack closed - %beware! Stowaway!
Subject(s): Fairies


BEECHNUT, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: O the great and happy beech
Last Line: Tiny things to patter down %from a forest tree!
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


BEING A FAIRY, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: Being a fairy do you ask
Last Line: To tell them the fashions, the time o' the day
Subject(s): Fairies


BEST GAME THE FAIRIES PLAY, by ROSE FYLEMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Take my advice - they're very nice, %but steeple-sliding's best!
Subject(s): Fairies


BIRD'S-FOOT TREFOIL, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Here I dance in a dress like flames
Last Line: But children may call me what they choose
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


BLACKBERRY, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: My berries cluster black and thick
Last Line: But when the bramble-jelly's made, %you'll find your trouble well repaid
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


BLACKTHORN, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: The wind is cold, the spring seems long
Last Line: The leafless branches of the blackthorn, %spangled %with starry blossoms white!
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


BOUCHALLEEN BAWN, by JOHN KEEGAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, pray have you heard of my bouchalleen bawn?
Last Line: When again I shall meet my own bouchalleen bawn!
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


BOX TREE, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Have you seen the box unclipped
Last Line: And among its leaves there play %little blue-tits, brisk and gay
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


BROWNIES' CELEBRATION, by PALMER COX    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One night the brownies reached a mound
Subject(s): Fairies


BUBBLES, by GEORGE H. SHOREY    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Fairies


BUD'S FAIRY TALE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Some peoples thinks they ain't no fairies now
Last Line: Fer-certain fact an' cwoss my heart it is!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


BY CLODAGH'S STREAM, by JOSEPH FRANCIS CARLIN MACDONNELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I met a fairy in the dawn
Last Line: I did not have a deaf man's dream.
Alternate Author Name(s): Carlin, Francis
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


CAILLEACH BEIN-Y-VREICH, by JOHN CAMPBELL SHAIRP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Weird wife of bein-y-vreich! Horo! Horo!
Last Line: And the scowling-eyed seul-gorm.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


CAPRICE, by LINDA LAETSCH    Poem Text                
First Line: Light shod, shaking a hoof at the dawn
Last Line: But you are always gone too soon.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


CEOL SIDHE, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When may is here, and every morn
Last Line: And all is melody.
Subject(s): Fairies; May (month); Music & Musicians; Elves


CHANGELING, by CHARLOTTE MEW    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Toll no bell for me, dear father, dear mother
Subject(s): Fairies


CHRISTINE'S SONG, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Up in tentoleena land
Last Line: Out of tentoleena land!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Fairies; Fantasy; Flowers; Kisses; Elves


CHRISTMAS TREE, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: The little christmas tree was born
Last Line: O magic sight, this joyous night! %o laden, sparkling tree!
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


CLERK OF THE WEATHER, by P. E. HERRICK    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Fairies


COMPLIMENT TO QUEEN ELIZABETH, FR. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My gentle puck, come hither
Last Line: Fetch me that flower.
Variant Title(s): Maiden Meditation
Subject(s): Elizabeth I, Queen Of England (1533-1603; Fairies; Elves


CORNISH MAGIC, by ANN DURELL    Poem Source                
First Line: Pixies, slipping, dipping, stealing
Last Line: The cornish coast, enchanted land
Subject(s): Cornwall, England; Fairies


CRAB-APPLE, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Crab-apples, crab-apples, out in the wood
Last Line: In four or five acorn-cups, locked with a key %in a cupboard of mine at the root of the tree
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


CRAB-APPLE, by ETHEL TALBOT    Poem Source                
First Line: I dreamed the fairies wanted me
Subject(s): Fairies


CROCUS, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Crocus of yellow, new and gay
Last Line: Dance then fairies, for joy, and sing %the song of the coming again of spring
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


DALUA, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have heard you calling, dalua dalua!
Last Line: Dalua . . . Dalua . . . Dalua
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Fairies; Mythology - Celtic; Nature; Elves


DEAR LITTLE SPRITE, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text                
First Line: Dear little simple sprite, sweet little dimpled mite
Last Line: Dear little sweet dimpled sprite.
Subject(s): Fairies; Supernatural; Elves


DESCRIPTION OF THE ELFIN QUEEN, by MARGARET LUCAS CAVENDISH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She on a dewy leaf doth bathe
Last Line: Made of the pure light from the sun.
Alternate Author Name(s): Newcastle, Duchess Of; Lucas, Margaret
Subject(s): Fairies


DIFFERENCES, by ROSE FYLEMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dady goes a-riding in a motor painted grey
Subject(s): Fairies


DIRGE FOR AOINE, by NORA (CHESSON) HOPPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: White and golden here she lies
Last Line: Aoine's dead.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


DOOR AT THE END OF OUR GARDEN, by FREDERIC EDWARD WEATHERLY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There's a door at the end of our garden
Subject(s): Fairies


DOWN BELOW THE BARLOR BRIDGE, by REBECCA KAI DOTLICH    Poem Source                
Last Line: At least a wee pound thinner
Subject(s): Fairies


DREAM SONG, by RICHARD MIDDLETON    Poem Source                
First Line: I come from woods enchaunted
Subject(s): Fairies


DREAMS WITHIN DREAMS, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have gone out and seen the lands of faery
Last Line: And beauty and peace and sorrow are dreams within dreams.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Beauty; Dreams; Fairies; Grief; Peace; Secrets; Wisdom; Nightmares; Elves; Sorrow; Sadness


ELDERBERRY, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Tread quietly
Last Line: Unseen I watch them, safe and snug!
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


ELVES' DANCE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Roundabout, roundabout %in a fairy ring-a
Subject(s): Fairies


ERL-KING, by JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who spurs on the road when day is done
Last Line: There in his arm the boy lay dead
Subject(s): Death - Children; Fairies; Halloween; Superstition


ERL-KING, by JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who rideth so late through the night-wind
Subject(s): Death - Children; Fairies; Halloween; Supernatural


ERL-KING, by JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who rides so late through the night-wind wild
Subject(s): Death - Children; Fairies; Halloween; Supernatural


ESCAPE, by ELINOR WYLIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When foxes eat the last gold grape
Last Line: The silver wasp-nests hang like fruit.
Alternate Author Name(s): Benet, William Rose, Mrs.
Subject(s): Escapes; Fairies; Fugitives; Elves


EULOGY OF THE FAIRIES, by FENTON JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, where are the fairies now?
Last Line: And slept beneath the rose hued sun?
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


EVIDENCE, by SUSAN ARONS KATZ    Poem Source                
First Line: Who says there aren't little people?
Last Line: Who says there aren't little people?
Subject(s): Fairies


EXPLANATION OF THE GRASSHOPPER, by NICHOLAS VACHEL LINDSAY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The grasshopper, the grasshopper %I will explain to you
Last Line: The fairies' kangaroo
Alternate Author Name(s): Lindsay, Vachel
Variant Title(s): The Grasshoppe
Subject(s): Fairies; Grasshoppers


FAIRIES, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Maiden-poet, come with me
Last Line: Innocent and overgrown?
Subject(s): Fairies; Mythology - Celtic; Mythology - Gaelic; Mythology - Irish; Elves


FAIRIES ON THE SEA-SHORE, BY HOWARD, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My home and haunt are in every leaf
Last Line: Will put us and our glow-worm lamps to flight!
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Fairies; Paintings & Painters; Elves


FAIRIES' RECALL, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: While the blue is richest
Last Line: Oh! Return, return!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


FAIRIES' SONG, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: North and south and east and west
Last Line: Seeking still some work to do.
Subject(s): Death; Fairies; Life; Singing & Singers; Wandering & Wanderers; Dead, The; Elves


FAIRIES' SONG, by THOMAS RANDOLPH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We the fairies blithe and antic
Last Line: Were it not for stealing, stealing.
Variant Title(s): Stolen Fruit
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


FAIRIES, TAKE CARE, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text                
First Line: A thousand blessings, puck, on you
Last Line: While in those woods so dark and warm.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


FAIRY CASTLES, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text                
First Line: Upon my window-pane at night
Last Line: Somebody beckoning to me.
Subject(s): Castles; Children; Fairies; Fantasy; Childhood; Elves


FAIRY DAYS, by WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beside the old hall-fire - upon my nurse's knee
Last Line: Knee!
Subject(s): Children; Fairies; Childhood; Elves


FAIRY FOLK, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The story-books have told you
Last Line: Of story-books were true.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


FAIRY FOOT, by MAY FOLWELL HOISINGTON    Poem Text                
First Line: Once I had it too
Last Line: Dryad of the beech!
Subject(s): Dryads; Fairies; Mythology - Classical; Pan (mythology); Elves


FAIRY GLEN, by ARTHUR GLYN PRYS-JONES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I know a place where every wind
Last Line: With songs like thistledown.
Subject(s): Fairies; Wales; Elves; Welshmen; Welshwomen


FAIRY HOMES, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I've found at last the hiding-place
Last Line: To gladden mortal gaze.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


FAIRY HUNT, by ANN BRAYBROOKS    Poem Source                
First Line: Have you ever tried to catch a fairy?
Last Line: Oh! It's just a firefly!
Subject(s): Fairies


FAIRY MUSIC, by ROSE FYLEMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the fiddlers play their tunes you may sometimes hear
Last Line: In tender, limpid melodies that charm the hearts of men.
Subject(s): Fairies; Music & Musicians; Elves


FAIRY PARACHUTE, by ANN BRAYBROOKS    Poem Source                
First Line: I don't always %use my wings
Last Line: Float %in the breeze
Subject(s): Fairies


FAIRY RING, by ABBIE FARWELL BROWN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I stepped within the fairy ring
Last Line: And both will understand.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


FAIRY RING, by CONSTANCE ANDREA KEREMES    Poem Source                
First Line: Toss aside your shoes and stockings
Last Line: And wondering %was it just a dream?
Subject(s): Fairies


FAIRY SONG, by WINTHROP MACKWORTH PRAED    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He has conn'd the lesson now
Last Line: Softly, slowly: minstrel, wake!
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


FAIRY SONG, by ELINOR SWEETMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: When daisies close and poppies nod
Last Line: Each tender little heart to rest
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


FAIRY TALE, by RON PADGETT    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The little elf is dressed in a floppy cap
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


FAIRY WINE, by ABBIE FARWELL BROWN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You from east and I from west
Last Line: We sipped together at the feast!
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Fairies; Wine; Elves


FAIRYLAND (1), by EDGAR ALLAN POE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dim vales - and shadowy floods
Last Line: Upon their quivering wings.
Variant Title(s): Fairyland
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


FANTASY, by LE BARON COOKE    Poem Text                
First Line: Beauty in flight
Last Line: Springs from a clod. . . .
Subject(s): Fairies; Fantasy; Elves


FINVARRAH (TO WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS), by NORA (CHESSON) HOPPER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am the king of faery
Last Line: And set your kind doors wide
Subject(s): Fairies


FOOTSTEP FAIRIES, by MURIEL E. WINDRAM    Poem Source                
First Line: The footstep fairies follow you
Last Line: Are standing straight again
Subject(s): Fairies


FOR A CHILD NAMED KATHARINE, by LOUISE TOWNSEND NICHOLL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I wait for god as I go to sleep
Last Line: "I am the child who waits for you."
Subject(s): Children; Fairies; Childhood; Elves


FRAGMENTS OF THE MASQUE OF GWENDOLEN, by REGINALD HEBER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Gwendolen: what forms are these?
Last Line: (loud thunder)
Subject(s): Arthurian Legend; Fairies; Merlin; Arthur, King; Elves


GARDEN FAIRIES, by PHILIP BOURKE MARSTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Keen was the air, the sky was very light
Last Line: Certainty that sorrow closes.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


GNOME POEM, by SUSAN ARONS KATZ    Poem Source                
First Line: I wonder where a gnome might sleep
Last Line: If only I could catch one. Wouldn't you?
Subject(s): Fairies


GOBLIN GOOSE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Once it happened I'd been dining, on my
Subject(s): Fairies


GOBLIN MARKET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Morning and evening / maids heard the goblins cry
Last Line: "to strengthen whilst one stands."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Fairies; Gays & Lesbians; Sisters; Elves; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


GOBLINADE, by FLORENCE PAGE JAQUES    Poem Source                
First Line: A green hobgoblin
Subject(s): Fairies


GOBLINS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: I ain't afraid o' goblins, I should say
Subject(s): Fairies


GODMOTHER, by PHYLLIS B. MORDEN    Poem Source                
First Line: There was an old lady
Last Line: Was a laughing elf-woman %nobody could see!
Subject(s): Fairies


GREEN AISLES, by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Green aisles of pullman cars
Last Line: And snug delight!
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


GREEN GNOME, by ROBERT WILLIAMS BUCHANAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ring, sing! Ring, sing! Pleasant sabbath bells!
Alternate Author Name(s): Maitland, Thomas
Subject(s): Fairies


HAREBELL, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: O bells, on stems so thin and fine!
Last Line: Till daybreak wakens, cold and grey, %and elfin music fades away
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


HAWTHORN, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: These thorny branches bore the may
Last Line: And hungry birdies shall be fed %on these when days are cold
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


HAZEL-NUT, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Slowly, slowly, growing
Last Line: Come and fill your pockets, %but leave a few to spare
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


HOGGOBBLER BOG, by DILYS EVANS    Poem Source                
First Line: The goblin bog is full of fun
Last Line: You'll be a gobbler too
Subject(s): Fairies


HOLLY, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: O, I am green in winter-time
Last Line: For who so well-beloved and merry %as the scarlet holly berry?
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


HORSE CHESTNUT, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: My conkers, they are shiny things
Last Line: O laddies, only wait a bit, %I'll shake them down to you!
Subject(s): Chestnut Trees; Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


HOUSE-GOBLIN, by VIKTOR RYDBERG    Poem Source                
First Line: Cold is the night, and still, and strange
Subject(s): Fairies


HOW A FAIRY SPENDS THE DAY, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: Can you climb to the top of a pea-vine / tall
Last Line: And never minds it at all!
Subject(s): Fairies; May (month); Elves


HOW TO TELL GOBLINS FROM ELVES, by MONICA SHANNON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The goblin has a wider mouth
Last Line: When a goblin you have found
Subject(s): Fairies


HUMORESQUE, by EDEN PHILLPOTTS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I hear the grey geese winging
Last Line: Before he hopped away.
Subject(s): Fairies; Fantasy; Elves


I HEARD A LITTLE FAIRY SAY, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text                
Last Line: Then quickly flew away
Subject(s): Fairies


I SAID THERE WERE NO FAIRIES, by BEULA CHAMBERLAIN    Poem Text                
First Line: I said there were no fairies, yesterday
Last Line: To any mortal who had hurt them so.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


IMP OF EVENING, by LEE BENNETT HOPKINS    Poem Source                
Last Line: He sleeps, %the %whole %day
Subject(s): Fairies


IN THE WOOD, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: I found at the root of a tree.
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Fairies; Forests; Time; Elves; Woods


INVITATION TO A PAINTER: 3, by WILLIAM ALLINGHAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Let me take you by the murvagh, sprinkled with those golden weeds
Last Line: Round its rocks and sandy verges.
Alternate Author Name(s): Pollex, D.; Walker, Patricius
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters; Fairies; Landscape; Atlantic Ocean; Elves


INVOCATION TO THE FAIRIES; FOR MY SISTER'S GROTTO, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fays and fairies haste away!
Last Line: Let harriet view your revelry.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


KILMENY, by JAMES HOGG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bonnie kilmeny gaed up the glen
Last Line: And returned to the land of thought again.
Alternate Author Name(s): The Ettrick Shepherd; The Bard Of Ettrick
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI, by JOHN KEATS    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: O [or, ah] what can ail thee, knight at arms [or, wretched wight]
Last Line: And no birds sing.
Subject(s): Fairies; Knights & Knighthood; Love; Love - Loss Of; Magic; Supernatural; Elves


LADY OF THE TREE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: The knight had hunted long, and twilight closed the day
Last Line: I'll die within the wood: - no eye my death shall see
Subject(s): Children; Fairies; Knights And Knighthood


LITTLE MEN, by FLORA FEARNE    Poem Source                
First Line: Would you see the little men
Subject(s): Fairies


LITTLE ORPHANT ANNIE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Little orphant annie's come to our house to stay
Last Line: Out!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Variant Title(s): The Elf Child
Subject(s): Children; Fairies; Halloween; Hope; Nostalgia; Childhood; Elves; Optimism


LITTLE PEOPLE, by DILYS EVANS    Poem Source                
First Line: Just because %you can't see me
Last Line: Faery folk %are everywhere
Subject(s): Fairies


LITTLE SISTER, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "little sister, whom the fay"
Last Line: That it full soon may succour thee
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


MAGIC, by ROBERT NORWOOD    Poem Text                
First Line: There is magic on the meadow
Last Line: Glad with many blossomings!
Subject(s): Fairies; Fantasy; Magic; Supernatural; Witchcraft & Witches; Elves


MICKLEHAM WAY, by IVY ETHEL OLIVE EASTWICK    Poem Source                
First Line: A poor old woman
Last Line: With blackberries large %and ripe and sweet
Subject(s): Blackberries; Fairies


MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, SELS., by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE                    Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Fairies; Supernatural; Winter


MOON-FAIRIES, by E. K. MORSE    Poem Text                
First Line: Out in the garden and over the lawn
Last Line: Will sparkle the fairy-dropt dew.
Subject(s): Fairies; Yale University; Elves


MOON-FLOWERS, by PATRICK REGINALD CHALMERS    Poem Text                
First Line: The moon-flowers, the moon-flowers, to sleepy splash of fountains
Last Line: You've first to face the twilight and watch the moon-flowers blow!
Subject(s): Fairies; Fantasy; Elves


MOUNTAIN ASH, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: They thought me, once, a magic tree
Last Line: The finest banquet of your lives %is here prepared for you
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


MOUNTAIN SPRITE, by THOMAS MOORE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In yonder valley there dwelt, alone
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Subject(s): Fairies


MOUNTAIN TROLLS, by GUSTAF FRODING    Poem Source                
First Line: Well, you may believe me or may not believe me
Subject(s): Fairies


MR. NOBODY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: I know a funny little man
Last Line: Are not our boots - they all belong %to mr. Nobody
Subject(s): Fairies


NARCISSUS, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Brown bulbs were buried deep
Last Line: Winter's gone; here is spring- %easter again!'
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


NEW SPRING: 32, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Through the forest, in the moonlight
Last Line: Or a sign that death is nigh me?
Subject(s): Bells; Death; Fairies; Love; Dead, The; Elves


NIGHT'S FAIRYLAND, by ELMA SCHEEL    Poem Text                
First Line: When day has wrapped her golden robe
Last Line: "day breathes her ""thank you"" prayer."
Subject(s): Day; Fairies; Night; Elves; Bedtime


NINE DESIRES, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The desire of the fairy women, dew
Last Line: The desire of the soul, wisdom.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Desire; Fairies; Men; Nature; Poetry & Poets; Soul; Women; Elves


NORA'S CHARM, by PHOEBE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas the fisher's wife at her neighbor's door
Last Line: "and lets the evil in!"
Subject(s): Fairies; Evil; Good; Charms (magic)


NOTES FROM A CHILD OF PARADISE (COMPLETE), by ALFRED DEWITT CORN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the middle of everything a voice
Last Line: Witness now what will not be written nor ever said
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


NYMPHIDIA, SELS., by MICHAEL DRAYTON                    Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Fairies


NYMPHIDIA: THE COURT OF FAIRY, by MICHAEL DRAYTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Old chaucer doth of thopas [or topas] tell
Last Line: And thus I left them feasting.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


O LITTLE FAIRIES..., by YANNIS PAPADIAMANTOPOULOS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O little fairies, under your long, long hair
Last Line: What matter that I know it false and vain . . .
Alternate Author Name(s): Moreas, Jean
Subject(s): Fairies; Life; Singing & Singers; Sleep; Elves


OBERON'S FEAST, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Shapcot! To thee the fairy state
Last Line: Grace by his priest; the feast is ended.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


OBERONS PALACE, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: After the feast (my shapcot) see
Last Line: He'll do no doubt; this flax is spun.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


OGRE, by REBECCA KAI DOTLICH    Poem Source                
First Line: He pounds the earth with clubs when he is mad
Last Line: To bad the ogre never learned to cry. %wonder why?
Subject(s): Fairies


OLD-MAN'S-BEARD, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: This is where the little elves
Last Line: Say good-night, and go to sleep
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


ONCE WHEN YOU WERE WALKING ACROSS THE MEADOW GRASS, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text                
Last Line: A fairy may be near you but you may never know
Subject(s): Fairies


OVERHEARD ON A SALTMARSH, by HAROLD MONRO    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Nymph, nymph, what are your beads?
Last Line: No.
Subject(s): Beads; Fairies; Nymphs; Supernatural; Elves


PAPA TROLL'S LULLABY, by REBECCA KAI DOTLICH    Poem Source                
First Line: Sleep tight, dear troll
Last Line: But rock in papa's %arms today
Subject(s): Fairies


PARACHUTE JUMPER, by ETHEL CASE COOK    Poem Text                
First Line: Patrick, our garden man, knows all the fairy-folk
Last Line: ...Can I believe that we've both of us dreamed?
Subject(s): Fairies; Parachutes; Elves


PERIWINKLE, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: In shady shrubby places
Last Line: No great renown have I. Yet who %does not love periwinkle's blue?
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Periwinkle; Seasons


PILLOW FAIRIES, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Have you seen those fairy people
Last Line: I will be the last to blame ye!
Subject(s): Fairies; Night; Elves; Bedtime


PINE TREE, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: A tall, tall tree is the pine tree
Last Line: Throwing cones for the squirrels to nibble- %I wish I were there to see!
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


PIXIE, by TOM ROBERT SHIELDS    Poem Source                
First Line: Teensy pixie %teases a flea
Last Line: As sleep %shuts %my %eyes
Subject(s): Fairies


PLANE TREE, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: You will not find him in the wood
Last Line: To deck the tree until the spring %comes back again!
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


POINTED PEOPLE, by RACHEL (LYMAN) FIELD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I don't know who they are
Last Line: And shaking with silent laughter
Subject(s): Fairies; Supernatural


POLYANTHUS AND GRAPE HYACINTH, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: How do you do, grape hyacinth?
Last Line: That's why I'm here, with my bells in spires %of blue
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


POPPY, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: The green wheat's a-growing
Last Line: But still, red and splended, %I am there
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


PUCK, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O it was puck! I saw him yesternight
Last Line: Of starshine sharpened on his batwing shoe.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Fairies; Fantasy; Night; Elves; Bedtime


PUCK AND THE FAIRY, FR. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Over hill, over dale
Last Line: And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.
Variant Title(s): Fairy's Wander-song;fairyland
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


QUATORZAINS: 3. RIVULETS, by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It is a lovely stream; its wavelets purl
Last Line: So I will save it, lest the elf should drown.
Subject(s): Brooks; Fairies; Streams; Creeks; Elves


QUATORZAINS: 7. ANOTHER FANTASTIC SIMILE, by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis a moon-tinted primrose, with a well
Last Line: And sheath their minds in scorn and self-conceit.
Subject(s): Birds; Fairies; Metaphor; Poetry & Poets; Elves; Similes


QUEEN MAB, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A little fairy comes at night
Last Line: The night as pleasant as the day.
Variant Title(s): Ther Dream Fairy
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


QUEEN MAB IN THE VILLAGE, by NICHOLAS VACHEL LINDSAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Once I loved a fairy
Last Line: We swim the golden sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lindsay, Vachel
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


RETROSPECTION, by GARNET B. FREEMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: I note this morning how the sunshine falleth
Last Line: In that blest land to which our feet are tending?
Subject(s): Fairies; Nature; Past; Elves


ROBIN GOODFELLOW, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: From oberon in fairyland
Last Line: "so vale, vale; ho, ho, ho!"
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


ROBIN GOODFELLOW'S SONG, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Round about, little ones, quick, quick and nimble
Subject(s): Fairies


ROMANCERO: BOOK 2. LAMENTATIONS: WOOD SOLITUDE, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In former days, in my life's young morning
Last Line: As if she some fearful spectre had seen.
Subject(s): Beauty; Fairies; Forests; Life; Solitude; Elves; Woods; Loneliness


ROSE HIP, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Cool dewy morning
Last Line: Gay as a gipsy %all autumn long, %here on the hedge-top %this is my song
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


SCILLA, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Scilla, scilla, tell me true
Last Line: When you see it, think of me!
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


SIR OLAF, by JOHANN GOTTFRIED VON HERDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sir olaf he rideth west and east
Last Line: Beneath, sir olaf was lying dead.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


SIR OLAF, by JOHANN GOTTFRIED VON HERDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Fairies


SLOE, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: When blackthorn blossoms leap to sight
Last Line: Too sharp these plums, %until the touch %of winter comes!
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


SNOWDROP, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Deep sleeps the winter, cold, wet, and grey
Last Line: The fair maids of february stand in the snow!
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


SONG A FAIRY WIFE, by HARRY HIBBARD KEMP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I thrive on moonbeams dipt in dew
Last Line: We find in little things.
Subject(s): Fairies; Magic; Elves


SONG OF THE ALMOND BLOSSOM FAIRY, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Joy! The winter's nearly gone!
Last Line: But the almond is the first!
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


SONG OF THE CHERRY TREE FAIRY, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Cherries, a treat for the blackbirds
Last Line: Is the fortunate cherry-tree one!
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


SONG OF THE ELF, by MADISON JULIUS CAWEIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the poppies, with their shields
Last Line: All the elfin day.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


SONG OF THE ELFIN MILLER, by ALLAN CUNNINGHAM    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Full merrily rings the millstone round
Subject(s): Fairies


SONG OF THE ELFIN STEERSMAN, by GEORGE HILL    Poem Text                
First Line: One elf, I trow, is diving now
Last Line: The blind bat flits -- away!
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


SONG OF THE FOREST FAIRY, by ROBERT DWYER JOYCE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where the gold moss hangs on the mighty oak
Last Line: To dance and sport so merrily there!
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


SONG OF THE LILAC FAIRY, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: White may is flowering
Last Line: Or sweeter to smell
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


SONG OF THE PEAR BLOSSOM FAIRY, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Sing, sing, sing, you blackbirds!
Last Line: Then sit, sit, sit, little hen!
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


SONG OF THE WILD CHERRY BLOSSOM FAIRY, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: In april when the woodland ways
Last Line: You lovely, lovely thing to see!
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


SONG OF THE WILLOW FAIRY, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: By the peaceful stream or the shady pool
Last Line: And dip my toes in the stream below
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


SONNETS WRITTEN TO BOUTS-RIMES: 10B, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I fancy the good fairies dressed in white
Last Line: Yet letting the white peep beyond the rim. --
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Autumn; Fairies; Flowers; Life; Seasons; Fall; Elves


STANZAS, by JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On the lake of young life is a fairy boat
Last Line: And holy the haven they find at last.
Subject(s): Fairies; Boats; Love; Truth; Elves


TAM O' SHANTER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When chapman [or, chapmen] billies leave the street
Last Line: Remember tan o'shanter's mare.
Subject(s): Country Life; Fairies; Elves


TAMLANE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: O I forbid you maidens all
Last Line: Ere you'd been won away
Subject(s): Fairies;halloween;supernatural; Elves


THE AZURE FROG: 3. REMORSE, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text                
First Line: I erred! The thing exists. Its little heart doth beat. But it dies be
Last Line: Done? I would have tossed thee back. Imperfect is the heart.
Subject(s): Fairies; Forests; Remorse; Soul; Elves; Woods


THE BACCHANTE TO HER BABE, by EUNICE TIETJENS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, sprite, and dance! The sun is up
Last Line: And squirm, and gurgle -- and grow wise!
Alternate Author Name(s): Head, Cloyd, Mrs.
Subject(s): Babies; Fairies; Infants; Elves


THE BEE-BAG, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I was ist a brownie - a
Last Line: The fairies stold away!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Fairies; Grandparents; Childhood; Elves; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


THE BEGGAR TO MAB, THE FAIRIE QUEEN, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Please your grace, from out your store
Last Line: I return your almes agen.
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars; Fairies; Supernatural; Elves


THE BELLE OF PROVINCETOWN, by ANDREW MAGNUS FLEMING    Poem Text                
First Line: Twas in the pioneer days of old
Last Line: A slave, a man servant, a mate she had found.
Alternate Author Name(s): Fleming, A. M.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE CHILD NEXT DOOR, by ROSE FYLEMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The child next door has a wreath on her hat
Last Line: Has seen a fairy?
Subject(s): Fairies; Girls; Imagination; Elves; Fancy


THE COTSWOLD FARMERS, by JOHN DRINKWATER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sometimes the ghosts forgotten go
Last Line: No ghostly harvester.
Subject(s): Cows; Fairies; Farm Life; Ghosts; Supernatural; Elves; Agriculture; Farmers


THE CULPRIT FAY, by JOSEPH RODMAN DRAKE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis the middle watch of a summer's night
Last Line: The cock has crowed, the fays are gone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Croaker
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE DISCOVERY, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: These are the days of elfs and fays
Last Line: The fairy folk may all be found.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE DJINNS, by VICTOR MARIE HUGO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Town, tower, / shore, deep
Last Line: Of sound
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE ELF AND THE DORMOUSE, by OLIVER BROOK HERFORD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Under a toadstool / crept a wee elf
Last Line: First were invented.
Subject(s): Children; Fairies; Umbrellas; Childhood; Elves


THE ELF CHILD, by GEORGE LAWRENCE ANDREWS    Poem Text                
First Line: Melissa was a strange, strange child
Last Line: To be so mute and lie so still.
Subject(s): Children; Chipmunks; Fairies; Childhood; Elves


THE ELF-STROKE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Sir oluf has ridden far and wide
Last Line: "there lay sir oluf, and he was dead"
Subject(s): Death;fairies;knights & Knighthood; "dead, The;elves;


THE ELFMAN, by GRACE RUTHENBURG    Poem Text                
First Line: Who is it creeping, creeping
Last Line: The night the elfman prayed could hear the holy water singing.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE ELVES, by CHARLES MARIE RENE LECONTE DE LISLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Crowned with marjoram, clover and thyme
Last Line: The dancing elves in the moonlight mime.
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Fairies; Moon; Elves


THE ELVES, by CHARLES MARIE RENE LECONTE DE LISLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Crowned with thyme and marjory
Last Line: Merry elves dance on the lea.
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Fairies; Moon; Elves


THE ELVES OF WINTER, by HARRIET SEYMOUR POPOWSKI    Poem Text                
First Line: In each ferny, frost-flower tree
Last Line: Toss back sparkles elf-men chase!
Subject(s): Fairies; Winter; Elves


THE EMIGRATION OF THE FAIRIES, SELECTION, by JOHN HUNTER-DUVAR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A few days more they drifted, ever west
Last Line: As lithe as squirrels and as smug as rabbits.
Alternate Author Name(s): Duvar, John Hunter
Subject(s): Acadia; England; Fairies; English; Elves


THE ERL-KING, by JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O! Who rides by night through the woodland so wild
Last Line: But, clasped to his bosom, the infant was dead!
Subject(s): Death - Children; Fairies; Halloween; Supernatural; Death - Babies; Elves


THE ERL-KING, by JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who rides there so late through the night dark and drear?
Last Line: The child in his arms finds he motionless, dead.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Fairies; Halloween; Supernatural; Death - Babies; Elves


THE ERL-KING, by JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who rides so late through the midnight blast?
Last Line: But alack! In his arms the child lay dead!
Subject(s): Death - Children; Fairies; Halloween; Supernatural; Death - Babies; Elves


THE ERL-KING, by JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O! Who rides by night through the woodland so wild
Last Line: But, clasped to his bosom, the infant was dead!
Subject(s): Death - Children; Fairies; Halloween; Supernatural; Death - Babies; Elves


THE FAERIE TEMPLE; OR, OBERONS CHAPPELL, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rare temples thou hast seen, I know
Last Line: Then this, the fairies once, now thine.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE FAERY FOREST, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The faery forest glimmered
Last Line: The cold white blossoms wept.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE FAERY FOSTER-MOTHER, by ROBERT WILLIAMS BUCHANAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bright eyes, light eyes! Daughter of a fay!
Last Line: Bright eyes, light eyes! Daughter of a fay!
Alternate Author Name(s): Maitland, Thomas
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE FAIRIES, by WILLIAM ALLINGHAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Up the airy mountain / down the rushy glen
Last Line: And white owl's feather!
Alternate Author Name(s): Pollex, D.; Walker, Patricius
Variant Title(s): The Fairy Folk
Subject(s): Fairies; Supernatural; Elves


THE FAIRIES, by GEORGE DARLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Suffice to say, that smoother glade
Last Line: Wild as the rings they trace along.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE FAIRIES, by ROSE FYLEMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There are fairies at the bottom of our garden!
Last Line: Well - it's me!
Subject(s): Fairies; Halloween; Elves


THE FAIRIES, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If ye will with mab find grace
Last Line: Mab will pinch her by the toe.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE FAIRIES, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The fairies, the fairies,the mischief-loving fairies
Last Line: So my love cannot comfort and my presence cannot cheer.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Fairies; Spells; Elves


THE FAIRIES DANCE IN THE FOREST OF SONG, by DHAN GOPAL MUKERJI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Where silent mist makes silver music
Subject(s): Fairies


THE FAIRIES DO NOT LIKE THE DARK, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text                
Last Line: Each shakes a little light
Subject(s): Fairies; Darkness


THE FAIRIES OF THE CALDON LOW; A MIDSUMMER LEGEND, by MARY HOWITT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And where have you been, my mary
Last Line: "for I'm tired as I can be."
Alternate Author Name(s): Botham, Mary
Subject(s): Children; Fairies; Childhood; Elves


THE FAIRIES' GIFTS, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In a far-away country, some centuries since
Last Line: "is the properest use we can make of our eyes!"
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE FAIRIES' LULLABY, FR. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, now a roundel and a fairy song
Last Line: [exeunt fairies. Titania sleeps.]
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE FAIRY, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come hither my sparrows
Last Line: Of the marriage ring
Variant Title(s): The Marriage Ring
Subject(s): Bible; Fairies; Marriage; Mythology; Elves; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE FAIRY BOY, by JAMES STEPHENS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A little fairy in a tree
Last Line: And love that little wrinkled boy.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE FAIRY BRIDAL HYMN, by NICHOLAS VACHEL LINDSAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This is a song to the white-armed one
Last Line: When the rose-god drinks her soul at last.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lindsay, Vachel
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE FAIRY CHANGELING, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Brian o'byrne of omah town
Last Line: "and love the weak, wee wean the best!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE FAIRY CHILD, by JOHN ANSTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The summer sun was sinking
Last Line: In the moonlight churchyard sweetly.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE FAIRY FIDDLER, by NORA (CHESSON) HOPPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis I go fiddling, fiddling
Last Line: And the horse that draws the plough
Subject(s): Fairies; Fiddles; Musical Instruments; Elves


THE FAIRY FORT, by ABBIE FARWELL BROWN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As I went by the fairy fort
Last Line: Or am I real at all?
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE FAIRY IN THE MEADOW, by ROSE FYLEMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He came, stepping over the tall grasses
Last Line: Why was he afraid of me?
Subject(s): Fairies; Fantasy; Fields; Humanity; Supernatural; Elves; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


THE FAIRY MUSIC, by NORA (CHESSON) HOPPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There's many feet on the moor tonight, and
Last Line: Held safe and fast from the fairy blast, and deaf at last to the ceol-sidhe!
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE FAIRY THORN; AN ULSTER BALLAD, by SAMUEL FERGUSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Get up, our anna dear, from the weary spinning-wheel
Last Line: And ne'er was anna grace seen again.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE FAIRY THRALL, by MAY (MARY) CLARISSA GILLINGTON BYRON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On gossamer nights when the moon is low
Last Line: "where the elfins ride."
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE FAIRY WOOD, by ROBIN ERNEST WILLIAM FLOWER    Poem Text                
First Line: It was the fairy wood
Last Line: Song seemed no less than color on the wing.
Subject(s): Fairies; Forests; Elves; Woods


THE FAIRY'S SPELL, by FREDERICK W. POOLE    Poem Text                
First Line: Hearkene ye and heede me welle
Last Line: And softly whisper low.
Subject(s): Fairies; Immortality; Night; Elves; Bedtime


THE FIND, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I took a reed and blew a tune
Last Line: Upon a fairy mound.
Subject(s): Birds; Cuckoos; Fairies; Mythology - Irish; Reeds; Elves


THE FIREFLY LAMPS, by ARLETTA B. GRAVES    Poem Text                
First Line: There must have been fairies in that magic place
Last Line: We'd breath a prayer that our lights would keep.
Subject(s): Fairies; Lamps; Spring; Elves


THE FORSAKEN MERMAN, by MATTHEW ARNOLD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, dear children, let us away
Last Line: "the kings of the sea."
Subject(s): Fairies; Mermaids & Mermen; Mothers; Sea; Elves; Ocean


THE HERESY OF AN ELDER ON NOT BELIEVING IN FAIRIES, by JOHN DRINKWATER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I don't believe in fairies;- / I've something else to do
Last Line: I shall know that I am blind.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE HILLS OF RUEL, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the hills and far away
Last Line: Honey-sweet folk of the hills of ruel.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Death; Fairies; Fathers & Sons; Fear; Ireland; Lutes; Story-telling; Dead, The; Elves; Irish


THE HOME FAIRIES, by DOUGLAS MALLOCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You tip-toe gently to her bed
Last Line: God help the home where they do not.
Subject(s): Fairies; Home; Elves


THE HORN, by WALTER JOHN DE LA MARE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark! Is that a horn I hear
Last Line: Hushed the shepherd's call.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE LADY OF THE LAKE: CANTO 1. THE CHASE, by WALTER SCOTT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Harp of the north! That mouldering long hast hung
Last Line: And morning dawned on ben-venue.
Subject(s): Courage; Evening; Fairies; Holidays; Katrine, Loch (scotland); Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Trees; Women - Bible; Valor; Bravery; Sunset; Twilight; Elves; Virgin Mary


THE LANAWN SHEE, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Powdered and perfumed the full bee
Last Line: We two shall move to fairy places.
Subject(s): Bees; Fairies; Happiness; Insects; Ireland; Mythology - Irish; Poppies; Beekeeping; Elves; Joy; Delight; Bugs; Irish


THE LAND OF HEART'S DESIRE, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Because I bid her clean the pots for supper
Last Line: The lonely of heart is withered away.')
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE LAND OF USED-TO-BE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And where's the land of used-to-be, does the little baby wonder?
Last Line: Comes dancing down the dewy walks to welcome me and you!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Fairies; Fantasy; Elves


THE LEPRECAUN, OR THE FAIRY SHOEMAKER, by WILLIAM ALLINGHAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Little cowboy, what have you heard
Last Line: Was gone!
Alternate Author Name(s): Pollex, D.; Walker, Patricius
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE LIFTING OF THE MIST, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All the long day the vapours played
Last Line: That greets the lifting of the mist.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Fairies; Games; Elves; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements


THE LIGHT-HEARTED FAIRY, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "oh what is so merry, so merry, heigh ho!"
Last Line: With a hey and a heigh and a ho!
Subject(s): Fairies;happiness; Elves;joy;delight


THE LITTLE BRETHREN, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Brendan went to the greenwood
Last Line: Wept: and he heard their tears.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Birds; Brendan, Saint (484-578); Fairies; Flowers; God; Jesus Christ; Soul; Tears; Brendan Of Clonfert; Brandan, Saint; Brandon, Saint; Brennainn, Saint; Brendan The Voyager; Elves


THE LITTLE ELF-MAN, by JOHN KENDRICK BANGS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I met a little elf-man once
Last Line: "as you are big for you."
Alternate Author Name(s): Hotair, Dopeton
Variant Title(s): The Little Elf
Subject(s): Fairies; Imagination; Elves; Fancy


THE LORDS OF SHADOW, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where the water whispers 'mid the shadowy rowan-trees
Last Line: And sealed my eyes with dew beneath the shadowy rowan-trees.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Comfort; Death; Fairies; Mythology - Celtic; Shadows; Vision; Dead, The; Elves


THE LOVELINESS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah, what a long and loitering way
Last Line: Forever brightening.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Fairies; May (month); Youth; Elves


THE OPAL DREAM CAVE, by KATHERINE MANSFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In an opal dream cave I found a fairy
Last Line: Empty now is my opal dream cave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Murry, John Middleton, Mrs.; Beauchamp, Kathleen
Subject(s): Fairies


THE OTHERS, by JAMES SULLIVAN STARKEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From our hidden places
Last Line: That earth never knew.
Alternate Author Name(s): O'sullivan, Seumas
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE PIXY PEOPLE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It was just a very
Last Line: Their old honey-song!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE PLEA OF THE MIDSUMMER FAIRIES, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas in that mellow season of the year
Last Line: Like flocking linnets, vanish'd in a cloud.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE POINTED PEOPLE, by RACHEL (LYMAN) FIELD                    Poet's Biography
First Line: I don't know who they are
Subject(s): Fairies; Supernatural; Elves


THE QUEEN OF ELFLAND'S NOURICE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "I heard a cow low, a bonnie cow low"
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE QUEEN OF FAIRIES, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "come follow, follow me"
Last Line: Where we the night before have been
Variant Title(s): The Fairy Queen;the Fairies;a Fairy Song
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE RETURN OF THE FAIRY: 10. HER UNRELIABILITY IN THE MATTER OF NAMES, by HUMBERT WOLFE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Then as to her name, the pitiful
Last Line: To have one at all.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE RETURN OF THE FAIRY: 11. HER ACERBITY IN THE MATTER OF CLOTHES, by HUMBERT WOLFE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Then, as to her dresses, / she kept in the attic
Last Line: To go with her hat.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE RETURN OF THE FAIRY: 12. THE GARDEN, by HUMBERT WOLFE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She had other strange habits, / e.G. Paraffin
Last Line: All over the place.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE RETURN OF THE FAIRY: 13. THE LAMENTABLE ABSENCE OF CALLERS, by HUMBERT WOLFE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Then, as day followed day, / she sat in the hall
Last Line: One's self to one's self.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE RETURN OF THE FAIRY: 14. DESPAIR, by HUMBERT WOLFE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What was to be done? It / would have been quicker
Last Line: It covered the note.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE RETURN OF THE FAIRY: 15. THE SECOND MIDSUMMER EVE, by HUMBERT WOLFE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She became so depressed that / I really believe
Last Line: West of the sun.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE RETURN OF THE FAIRY: 16. THE DANCE, by HUMBERT WOLFE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Then still in her dream / she held out her hand
Last Line: A different summer.
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Fairies; Elves


THE RETURN OF THE FAIRY: 17. JOURNEY'S END, by HUMBERT WOLFE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And then as she danced, / forgetting the spell
Last Line: Dancing delicately.
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Fairies; Elves


THE RETURN OF THE FAIRY: 2. DIFFICULTIES IN FAIRYLAND, by HUMBERT WOLFE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: But how had she come there? / and wherefore? And when?
Last Line: The rest of them wrong
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE RETURN OF THE FAIRY: 5. HER DEPARTURE FROM FAIRYLAND, by HUMBERT WOLFE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She left with a dash / in the little gold cab
Last Line: An empty hand.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE RETURN OF THE FAIRY: 6. HER ARRIVAL IN LONDON, by HUMBERT WOLFE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She had packed in a hurry / her wand, and her wings
Last Line: She reached london bridge,
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE RETURN OF THE FAIRY: 7. THE HOUSING SHORTAGE, by HUMBERT WOLFE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She found, to her horror, / that nobody clinches
Last Line: Kensington.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE RETURN OF THE FAIRY: 8. UNASSISTED BUILDING SCHEME, by HUMBERT WOLFE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: So like any of us / kensington or hyde parkers
Last Line: She added the lot.
Subject(s): Children; Fairies; Childhood; Elves


THE RETURN OF THE FAIRY: 9. TROUBLES WITH THE STAFF, by HUMBERT WOLFE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And besides, she omitted / to notice, the staff
Last Line: And kept them by tact.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE RUSHES, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The rushes nod by the river
Last Line: My feet in rhyme with her feet.
Subject(s): Fairies; Feet; Elves


THE SHADOW PEOPLE, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Old lame bridget doesn't hear
Last Line: And with the shadow people be.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE SONG OF THE FAIRIES, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Pile on the soil; thrust on the soil
Last Line: "from the bridging of lamrach shall gain, or rue?"
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE SONG OF WANDERING AENGUS, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: I went out to the hazel wood
Last Line: The golden apples of the sun.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Fairies; Imagination; Men; Supernatural; Vision; Witchcraft & Witches; Elves; Fancy


THE STOLEN CHILD, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Where dips the rocky highland
Last Line: From a world more full of weeping than he can understand.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Fairies; Supernatural; Elves


THE SUNKEN BELL, by GERHART HAUPTMANN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou buzzing, golden wight -- whence com'st thou here?
Last Line: [dawn breaks. He dies.]
Subject(s): Fairies; Fantasy; Elves


THE SYLVAN FAIRY, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Then next a merry woodsman, clad in green
Last Line: "spare us our lives for the green dryad's sake."
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE TEMPLE, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A way enchased with glass and beads
Last Line: Goes to the feast that's now provided.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE TENT ON THE BEACH: 7. KALLUNDBORG CHURCH, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Build at kallundborg by the sea
Last Line: Stood helva of nesvek and esbern snare!
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE THREE BEGGARS, by WALTER JOHN DE LA MARE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas autumn daybreak gold and wild
Last Line: And blessed the good st. Ann.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars; Fairies; Elves


THE THREE WISHES, by EDMUND VANCE COOKE    Poem Text                
First Line: Well, now,' drawled the fairy, 'I'll grant you three wishes
Last Line: "for self-washing dishes -- the thing's -- bolshe-vistic!"
Subject(s): Fairies; Housekeeping; Wishes; Elves


THE WEAVER OF SNOW, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In polar noons when the moonshine glimmers
Last Line: The weaver of snow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Dreams; Fairies; Girls; Laughter; Snow; Weavers And Weaving; Nightmares; Elves


THE WEE STRANGER, by JOHN HYSLOP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Noo, whatna totum's this we've got
Last Line: God bless the bonnie bairns!
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE WISE FAIRY, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Once, in a rough, wild country
Last Line: "that a golden blessing lies."
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE WISHING MOON, by ABBIE FARWELL BROWN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sunny warm! Shadow cool! Sisters, do you follow?
Last Line: End
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THE WODDSY ONES, by ABBIE FARWELL BROWN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hear them creeping, creeping, creeping
Last Line: And I drift away to nothing all too soon!
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


THOMAS THE RHYMER [RYMER], by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: True thomas lay on huntlie bank
Last Line: True thomas on earth was never seen
Variant Title(s): Thomas Rymer
Subject(s): Fairies;love;thomas Of Erceldoune (1220-1297); Elves;thomas The Rhymer;thomas The Rymer;thomas Learmont


THREE WHITE BIRDS OF ANGUS, by ELEANOR ROGERS COX    Poem Text                
First Line: Last night when all the stars were still
Last Line: The feet of morn came whisperingly
Subject(s): Birds; Fairies; Elves


TIR NA N-OG, by ROBIN ERNEST WILLIAM FLOWER    Poem Text                
First Line: I heard the summer calling across great breadths of sea
Last Line: And the landwind mocks my longing and the sea-wind saddens all.
Subject(s): Fairies; Summer; Youth; Elves


TO A BROWNIE, by ALEKSANDR SERGEYEVICH PUSHKIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To thee, our peaceful ground invisibly defending
Alternate Author Name(s): Pushkin, Alexander; Poushkin, Aleksander Sergyevich
Subject(s): Fairies


TO A CHILD (ROSAMUND), by EDITH BLAND NESBIT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The fairies have been busy while you slept
Last Line: The innermost rose of the re-flowered year.
Alternate Author Name(s): Nesbit, E.; Bland, Mrs. Hubert
Subject(s): Children; Fairies; Childhood; Elves


TO CHILDREN: 1. FAIRY SONG, by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: While clouds yet slumbered in their fold
Last Line: Yes, I was elfland-born!
Subject(s): Children; Fairies; Childhood; Elves


TO CHILDREN: 4. THE FAIRY REALM, by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, we smiled our silent pity when they mocked our faith as fond!
Last Line: And tonight we'll be a-dancing at a dazzling fairy ball!
Subject(s): Children; Fairies; Childhood; Elves


TO MOTHER FAIRIE, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Good old mother fairie
Last Line: Wise enough to go?
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


TO THE LEANAN SIDHE (FAIRY MUSE), by THOMAS BOYD    Poem Text                
First Line: Where is thy lovely perilous abode?
Last Line: And fares into the night.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


TRANSFORMATION, by MADISON JULIUS CAWEIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It is the time when, by the forest falls
Last Line: Part of the myths that I pursue in vain.
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


TRAPPING FAIRIES, by FRANK GELETT BURGESS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Trapping fairies in west virginia
Last Line: I think I never saw fairies skinnier
Alternate Author Name(s): Burgess, Gelett
Subject(s): Fairies


TRAVELLER'S JOY, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Traveller, traveller, tramping by
Last Line: Somewhere a lass looks out for a boy: %luck be with you, and traveller's joy!
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


TRICKSTERS, by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am bewildered still and teased by elves
Last Line: Archangels, heroes, -- rascals yet unhung!
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


TULIP, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Our stalks are very straight and tall
Last Line: Now in your gardens we abide- %and aren't you glad we came?
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


URCHIN'S DANCE, by JOHN LYLY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By the moon we sport and play
Alternate Author Name(s): Lily, John
Variant Title(s): The Fairy Frolic; Song Of The Faieries (1
Subject(s): Fairies


VALUTA, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Have you ever noticed how, the
Last Line: Illimitable bounties of %deathlessness
Subject(s): Fairies; Fantasy; Immortality; Mortality


VERY NEARLY!, by QUEENIE SCOTT-HOPPER    Poem Text                
First Line: I never quite saw fairy-folk
Last Line: I very, very nearly did!
Subject(s): Fairies; Mermaids & Mermen; Elves


VISION, by ROSE FYLEMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I've seen her, I've seen her
Subject(s): Fairies


WATER LILIES; A FAIRY SONG, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come away, elves! While the dew is sweet
Last Line: And the life of the lily may not be long.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Lilies; Elves


WE TWO SHALL MOVE TO FAIRY PLACES, by HOWARD PARKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Claimed of gold heat
Last Line: "in a wind, like the trot of a red horse, on a walk, trotted for miles!"
Subject(s): Dawn; Fairies; Storms; Sunrise; Elves


WHEN A RING'S AROUND THE MOON, by MARY JANE CARR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The wee folk will eb tripping
Last Line: Of the wee folks' dancing tune
Subject(s): Fairies; Moon


WHITE BRYONY, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Have you seen at autumn-time
Last Line: Is there any handiwork %prettier than mine?
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


WHITE CLOVER, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: I'm little white clover, kind and clean
Last Line: My honey is good, and meant for you !
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


WILD ROSE, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: I am the queen whom everybody knows
Last Line: One word which is my secret and my song, %'tis 'england, england, england' all day long
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


WINE OF EGLANTINE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am drunk with the honey wine
Last Line: Of the fairies bear those bowls so new!
Variant Title(s): Elfin Music
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Fairies; Elves


WINTER ACONITE, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Deep in the earth
Last Line: Spring calls, and comes; 'tis no mistake
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


WINTER JASMINE, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: All through the summer my leaves were
Last Line: And we say: 'good cheer! %we're here! We're here!'
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


YARROW, by CICELY MARY BARKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Among the harebells and the grass
Last Line: Would miss my clusters white and pink, %if I should disappear
Subject(s): Fairies; Flowers; Seasons


YESTERDAY IN OXFORD STREET, by ROSE FYLEMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Fairies; London


YOU QUITE MISTAKE, by JOSEPH SKIPSEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You quite mistake the sprite you chase
Last Line: To my dear kitchen cats and wenches.
Subject(s): Fairies; Fantasy; Elves


YOUNG EDEN, by WITTER BYNNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Flushed from a fairy flagon
Last Line: The apple in her hand!
Alternate Author Name(s): Morgan, Emanuel
Subject(s): Apples; Eden; Fairies; Fruit; Love; Poison Ivy; Story-telling; Youth; Elves