William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

A Fairy Song - Poem by William Shakespeare

Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire!
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon's sphere;
And I serve the Fairy Queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green;
The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours;
In those freckles live their savours;
I must go seek some dewdrops here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.

Comments about A Fairy Song by William Shakespeare

  • Rookie - 0 Points White Feet (8/17/2015 6:44:00 PM)

    Very sexy poem by the sex god himself
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    8 person liked.
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  • Freshman - 605 Points Ransome Adejugbe (7/22/2015 4:11:00 AM)

    Great poem by the master himself _ Williams Shakespeare's. Full of deep meanings. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,162 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (4/23/2015 2:10:00 AM)

    Sooo sweet. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Brandon Xinti (4/16/2015 12:23:00 PM)

    Nice!! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,959 Points Mark Arvizu (12/22/2014 9:02:00 AM)

    A day in the life of a fairy (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,726 Points Rajesh Thankappan (12/16/2014 10:12:00 AM)

    Briskly moving poem from the master craftsman. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 54 Points Smile :) (5/29/2014 5:00:00 AM)

    i love this poem..really enjoyed the rhymes (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,486 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/20/2014 1:32:00 AM)

    Great poem from the greatest poet and much interested. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,244 Points Primrose Tee (5/2/2014 5:17:00 PM)

    great poem indeed......... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 184 Points Brian Jani (4/26/2014 4:35:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,495 Points Herbert Guitang (4/24/2014 9:39:00 PM)

    Wonderful. It flows in my skin while reading (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,141 Points Musfiq Us Shaleheen (4/8/2014 1:33:00 PM)

    depth of poem and expression is so beautiful and so lovely fairy song (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 406 Points Richard Blay (4/8/2014 11:59:00 AM)

    nice poem by the great English poet (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,422 Points Ramesh Rai (4/8/2014 7:13:00 AM)

    Beautiful fairy song. love it. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,573 Points Babatunde Aremu (4/8/2014 3:53:00 AM)

    What a fairy song! This is lovely (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 31,001 Points * Sunprincess * (4/5/2014 5:19:00 PM)

    ...Shakespeare truly captured the spirit of the fairy, with this lovely poem...enjoyed.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 108 Points Thomas Vaughan Jones (3/27/2014 11:03:00 AM)

    If I remember rightly, this poem is from his play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Well worth looking up if you haven't heard of it before, if only to meet Oberon and Titania, the King and Queen of the Fairies, Puck the mischievous elf and Bottom, Thisbee and co, the hapless humans caught up in it all. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,259 Points Geetha Jayakumar (2/23/2014 1:19:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem with indepth meaning. I do wander through tough and rough roads, thorns and bushes, through hot and cold and I serve my Fairy queen. We work all day and night passing through all the odd situations, serving our employer. Once we retire we stand in a long queue with pension slips (cowslips tall her pensioners be) . The pension one receives may for some may look like gold, some rubies, comes in different range for different persons as per their ranks. But all the pensioners are benefited at the end of the day, for everyone that pension is the happiness like pearl in ones hand.....
    Beautiful poem. Loved reading it.
    Here each ones coat is filled with some freckles of gold, rubies, valuable ones.

    Dear Poet your poem is filled with priceless gems. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 144 Points Rubab Atwal (1/19/2014 3:02:00 AM)

    a beautiful poem...enjoyed it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 122 Points Biplab Singha (11/7/2013 6:21:00 PM)

    So great poem. Very imginative and heart melting. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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