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.


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  • (8/17/2019 1:34:00 AM)

    Very very nice poem I love this poem.. 😁😁😁 (Report)Reply

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  • (8/2/2019 11:02:00 AM)

    Nice poem (Report)Reply

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  • Spock The Vegan (7/31/2019 10:32:00 PM)

    A man who believes in fairies would be considered insane today. (Report)Reply

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  • Ruta Mohapatra (6/17/2019 12:30:00 PM)

    The last line is so beautiful! A pleasure to revisit this poem! (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (6/17/2019 11:05:00 AM)

    I serve the Fairy Queen! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (6/17/2019 9:22:00 AM)

    Simply mind blowing. A poem that gives a sweet feeling into the heart by a great poet. Its a gem. Loved it. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/17/2019 5:39:00 AM)

    And I serve the fairy queen
    To dew her orbs upon the green"
    Great conceptualization of the master craftsman is simply superb. Well deserved classic of the Day.
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  • Adeeb Alfateh (6/17/2019 2:02:00 AM)

    I do wander everywhere,
    Swifter than the moon's sphere;
    And I serve the Fairy Queen,

    superb; great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (6/17/2019 1:35:00 AM)

    I must go seek some dewdrops here,
    And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.......nice poetic expression. Beautiful poem.
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  • (6/17/2019 1:02:00 AM)

    The last line of this iconic poem has all in its grasp. Wonderful. (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (6/17/2019 12:23:00 AM)

    One of the best poems by William Shakespeare........ (Report)Reply

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  • (6/5/2019 1:21:00 AM)

    The beautiful river i seen that that river and i was very happy i seen that river (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (5/7/2019 4:24:00 AM)

    a fabulous beautiful poem// love always (Report)Reply

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  • (5/6/2019 1:16:00 PM)

    FORTNITE IS LIFE AND POETRY SUCKS (Report)Reply

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  • Bhagabat Prasad Hotta (5/1/2019 2:59:00 PM)

    Best and b beautiful poem.most enjoyable poem.1000++++++++++4++ (Report)Reply

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  • Konab Ghumman (4/3/2019 12:44:00 PM)

    A classical poem whose cadence and rhyme form a beautiful support to the very romantic language employed without distraction. Well deserved legacy of the classical age. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/27/2019 10:30:00 AM)

    it is the best book ever (Report)Reply

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  • (2/22/2019 10:58:00 AM)

    BUTTERFLY EFFECT. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 2, 2014


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