Fairy Song Poem by Louisa May Alcott

Fairy Song

Rating: 3.4

The moonlight fades from flower and rose
And the stars dim one by one;
The tale is told, the song is sung,
And the Fairy feast is done.
The night-wind rocks the sleeping flowers,
And sings to them, soft and low.
The early birds erelong will wake:
'T is time for the Elves to go.

O'er the sleeping earth we silently pass,
Unseen by mortal eye,
And send sweet dreams, as we lightly float
Through the quiet moonlit sky;--
For the stars' soft eyes alone may see,
And the flowers alone may know,
The feasts we hold, the tales we tell;
So't is time for the Elves to go.

From bird, and blossom, and bee,
We learn the lessons they teach;
And seek, by kindly deeds, to win
A loving friend in each.
And though unseen on earth we dwell,
Sweet voices whisper low,
And gentle hearts most joyously greet
The Elves where'er they go.

When next we meet in the Fairy dell,
May the silver moon's soft light
Shine then on faces gay as now,
And Elfin hearts as light.
Now spread each wing, for the eastern sky
With sunlight soon shall glow.
The morning star shall light us home:
Farewell! for the Elves must go.

M Asim Nehal 13 August 2015

Superb Poem! ! ! ! I enjoyed it.......

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Emily Oldham 27 September 2008

i love it! it sings and i can imagine it. great poem Louisa

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Aileen Figueroa 13 August 2015

Wonderful! ! ! , I could see each character taking it's place. The flowers the night and the new day to come. Elves bouncing away with their secrets in till there were none.

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John Richter 13 August 2015

What a wonderful poem! I must keep this one to read to my next little fawn, If I ever find her...

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Kinyua Karanja 13 August 2015

Nice poem with a mastery of imagery and symbolic language.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 28 June 2021

A wonderful poem. Beautifully written.

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Khairul Ahsan 19 December 2018

Loved the rhyme and imagery of the poem- a nice one to read and recite aloud.

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Jennifer Birchall 19 December 2018

Such a beautiful fairy tale, everyone should read this Louisa

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Edward Kofi Louis 19 December 2018

The morning star shall light us home! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Anil Kumar Panda 19 December 2018

A sweet poem that has a beautiful flow. Loved it. Enjoyed thoroughly.

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Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott

Pennsylvania / United States
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