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,
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Comments about A Fairy Song by William Shakespeare

  • (11/29/2009 10:51:00 AM)


    You and William Blake are real and talented artists.I really appreciate you both.
    The poem is outstanding....10+++
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  • (10/28/2009 2:54:00 AM)


    this classical lanuage is deep and formidable...........i love Shakespeare (Report) Reply

  • (8/17/2009 2:53:00 AM)


    it's quite full of rhymes.
    A best classic poem that i ever read.Excellent!
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  • Is It Poetry (7/4/2009 9:21:00 AM)


    it is obvious he needed the solicitor on many occasion in this self portrayal leaving the lollies all ruffled as he does here show...still maybe like most people..he had a very active imagination as you still do..remember he was just an ordinary fella back then..like you.. :) ...iip (Report) Reply

  • (5/17/2009 7:45:00 PM)


    i would like some help translating this poem. (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • (4/8/2009 11:46:00 AM)


    definitely one of my faves (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
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  • 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

  • (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 >.>
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  • (10/31/2008 8:45:00 PM)


    what was that all about? (Report) Reply

  • p.a. noushad (6/7/2008 1:39:00 AM)


    poem gives the deep insight about the realitis of life. (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

  • (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

  • (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
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  • Brian Dorn (7/24/2006 10:17:00 AM)


    A fancy and whimsical romp through 'fairyland.' (Report) Reply

  • Egal Bohen (2/4/2006 6:09:00 AM)


    There go all of us, but not in these bodies (Report) Reply

  • (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



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