William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Fairy Land Ii

Poem by William Shakespeare

YOU spotted snakes with double tongue,
   Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen;
Newts and blind-worms, do no wrong;
   Come not near our fairy queen.

   Philomel, with melody,
   Sing in our sweet lullaby;
   Lulla, lulla, lullaby; lulla, lulla, lullaby!
   Never harm,
   Nor spell nor charm,
   Come our lovely lady nigh;
   So, good night, with lullaby.

Weaving spiders, come not here;
   Hence, you long-legg'd spinners, hence!
Beetles black, approach not near;
   Worm nor snail, do no offence.

   Philomel, with melody,
   Sing in our sweet lullaby;
   Lulla, lulla, lullaby; lulla, lulla, lullaby!
   Never harm,
   Nor spell nor charm,
   Come our lovely lady nigh;
   So, good night, with lullaby.


Comments about Fairy Land Ii by William Shakespeare

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (10/15/2019 9:15:00 AM)

    The enchanting manifestations of nature found in fairy land and the wonderful lullaby. Great song.(Report)Reply

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  • Unnikrishnan E S (10/5/2019 2:24:00 AM)

    Kudos to the immortal Bard(Report)Reply

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  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (11/19/2016 8:33:00 AM)

    Much to the reader's delight....the continuation goes....awesome lullaby- 10(Report)Reply

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  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (4/26/2014 4:44:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out(Report)Reply

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/17/2014 3:40:00 AM)

    A very good poem from the greatest poet of English language which are worldwide respected, read and recited and understood its deept rooted meaning.(Report)Reply

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  • Aishwari Surve (11/29/2012 6:58:00 AM)

    i love this song sooooo muchhhh, this is the most beautiful song(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (10/5/2012 9:31:00 PM)

    oh this is most beautiful..would love to have known Shakespeare.. :)(Report)Reply

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  • Oludipe Oyin SamuelOludipe Oyin Samuel (5/28/2012 7:20:00 AM)

    What a poetic poet! Imagistic equilibrum attain'd(Report)Reply

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  • Omiat Kings (7/6/2010 4:09:00 PM)

    Lulla, lulla, lullaby... So rhythmic! I love Shakespeare!(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2003



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