Francis Ledwidge

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

Fairies - Poem by Francis Ledwidge

Maiden-poet, come with me
To the heaped up cairn of Maeve,
And there we'll dance a fairy dance
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Comments about Fairies by Francis Ledwidge

  • Silver Star - 3,852 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

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  • Silver Star - 3,852 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

  • Gold Star - 13,734 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

  • Gold Star - 14,632 Points * Sunprincess * (12/29/2013 9:02:00 AM)

    .......oh I love this....fairies are my favourite....beautiful write! (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








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