Francis Ledwidge

(19 August 1887 – 31 July 1917 / Janeville, Slane)

Fairies


Maiden-poet, come with me
To the heaped up cairn of Maeve,
And there we'll dance a fairy dance
........................
........................
read full text »

Form:


Do you like this poem?
5 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Comments about this poem (Fairies by Francis Ledwidge )

Enter the verification code :

  • Freshman - 1,642 Points John Richter (12/29/2014 12:03:00 PM)

    The -cairn of Maeve- refers to the grave of a Mythical Irish Queen who could otherwise be known as -she who intoxicates-. So I think the mention of fairies is more utilitarian than fanciful- I think this might be the tale of a lad searching for his lover - whom he has not yet found - and that they love each other only in dreams or perhaps they are but overgrown children not yet realizing that they were meant for one another sexually - but he still does not know who she is yet. In that light I find this an absolutely wonderful little poem..... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,642 Points John Richter (12/29/2014 12:00:00 PM)

    The -cairn of Maeve- refers to the grave of a Mythical Irish Queen who could otherwise be known as -she who intoxicates-. So I think the mention of fairies is more utilitarian than fanciful- I think this might be the tale of a lad searching for his lover - whom he has not yet found - and that they love each other only in dreams or perhaps they are but overgrown children not yet realizing that they were meant for one another sexually - but he still does not know who she is yet. In that light I find this an absolutely wonderful little poem..... (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,398 Points Rajnish Manga (12/29/2014 9:54:00 AM)

    Well said, we are also fairies likened to children- innocent and overgrown- living in the world of dreams. I like it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 9 Points Srimayee Ganguly (12/29/2012 6:36:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. Reminds me of Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespearean Play): of Titania and Bottom and the fairies. (Report) Reply

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Love After Love, Derek Walcott

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Your hands lie open in the long fresh grass, --
The finger-points look through like rosy blooms:
Your eyes smile peace. The pasture gleams and glooms
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Eric Gone Postal, Eve White
  2. Half-Breed or Racist, Eve White
  3. (Rock ballad) Hold on and letting go, Putri Misnia Shary Bahri (Sh ..
  4. Road Kill, Liilia Talts Morrison
  5. Plum Pudding Much Needed, Vera Sidhwa
  6. The River, bryan wallace
  7. Strides, Vera Sidhwa
  8. The Snowdrop, bryan wallace
  9. Overload, bryan wallace
  10. Down with poverty, MOHAMMAD SKATI
[Hata Bildir]