Treasure Island

William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Previous Month April 2014 Next Month
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
Poem of the Day
Select a day from the calendar.
Would you like to see the poem of the day in your e-mail box every morning?
Your email address:
  Subscribe FREE
  Unsubscribe

A Fairy Song


Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
........................
........................
read full text »


Do you like this poem?
56 person liked.
14 person did not like.

Comments about this poem (A Fairy Song by William Shakespeare )

Enter the verification code :

  • Iris Ho (4/22/2009 6:54:00 AM)

    Wow, that's just fascinating. The rhying words are used very well. Thanks for writing this poem! I really like it. :) (Report) Reply

  • Is It Poetry (4/8/2009 8:33:00 AM)

    In it's own sphere it is a dale that never pales
    a real adventurer of
    Word heart mind your soul....iip (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Straw (4/8/2009 6:46:00 AM)

    This is from S's Midsummer Night's Dream Act 2 Scene I. Puck meets a Fairy and asks 'How now, spirit! whither wander you? ' - This poem is the Fairy's reply. It is a wonderful description of the powers that a Fairy has. It emphasises the magical dream-like quality of the play - the possibility that anything can happen and be done. From it, too, we can see how beautiful must have been the unspoilt natural scene of Elizabethan England. (Report) Reply

  • Wendy Zhou (4/8/2009 1:55:00 AM)

    Confusing. Obviously a metaphor for something or other. Ideas, people?

    @Scylla, I agree, but 'through' seems to make the rhythm go off >.> (Report) Reply

  • Mark Nwagwu (4/8/2008 3:22:00 AM)

    Shakespeare is ever so deep. in this poem i find jewels in dewdrops and will wet my love's lips theywith. (Report) Reply

  • Chris Bowen (1/20/2008 12:33:00 AM)

    i thought this poem was about his admiration of riches and his desire to be rich (Report) Reply

  • Scylla v.u.z.Karybdis (6/22/2007 6:34:00 PM)

    I, Scylla, am passing on a note from my good friend, Palimpsestic Muse Priscilla Primrose, Internet High Grammarian, who says: 'It's 'through bush, through briar', not 'thorough''.

    Well said and well done, Muse Priscilla! - Your friend, Scylla (Report) Reply

  • Jo Selvaggio (10/29/2005 9:53:00 AM)

    i think that i speak for many when i say that shakepeares style is unique....and wonderful. i love the words. its the kind of writing that makes you go cold in your chair. (Report) Reply

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

New Poems

  1. tics, Cyndi K. Encinares Gacosta
  2. Throwback Stances, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  3. Elephant - best creature, gajanan mishra
  4. Burning Ashes of Moon, Arivazhagan Kaivalyam
  5. Autumn Leaf, Arivazhagan Kaivalyam
  6. Lonely Flower, Arivazhagan Kaivalyam
  7. Oh Soldiers, Arivazhagan Kaivalyam
  8. My Freedom Song, Arivazhagan Kaivalyam
  9. two way life, Somanathan Iyer
  10. Playing Your Words, Arivazhagan Kaivalyam

Poem of the Day

poet George Gordon Byron

So we'll go no more a-roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart still be as loving,
And the moon still be as bright.

For the sword outwears its sheath,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]