Treasure Island

Winthrop Mackworth Praed

(1802 - 1839 / England)

Fairy Song


HE has conn'd the lesson now;
   He has read the book of pain:
There are furrows on his brow;
   I must make it smooth again.

Lo! I knock the spurs away;
   Lo! I loosen belt and brand;
Hark! I hear the courser neigh
   For his stall in Fairy-land.

Bring the cap, and bring the vest;
   Buckle on his sandal shoon;
Fetch his memory from the chest
   In the treasury of the moon.

I have taught him to be wise
   For a little maiden's sake;--
Lo! he opens his glad eyes,
   Softly, slowly: Minstrel, wake!

Submitted: Saturday, January 04, 2003

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

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: fairy, memory, moon, pain, song

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Fairy Song by Winthrop Mackworth Praed )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Hand To Hold, Kelly Zion
  2. Can't Win, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. Free Samples, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. Dr. Lmst., RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. After An Unfortunate Incident, Morgan Michaels
  6. Only in Vegas, Angela K Brown
  7. Morning, Angela K Brown
  8. Shifting Afternoon, Angela K Brown
  9. Song of Solomon, Angela K Brown
  10. The watcher is watched, Christopher Withers

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

AT last she comes, O never more
In this dear patience of my pain
To leave me lonely as before,
Or leave my soul alone again.... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  7. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Dreams, Langston Hughes

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]