Robert Graves

(1895 - 1985 / London / England)

I'D Love To Be A Fairy's Child - Poem by Robert Graves

Children born of fairy stock
Never need for shirt or frock,
Never want for food or fire,
Always get their hearts desire:
Jingle pockets full of gold,
Marry when they're seven years old.
Every fairy child may keep
Two ponies and ten sheep;
All have houses, each his own,
Built of brick or granite stone;
They live on cherries, they run wild--
I'd love to be a Fairy's child.


Comments about I'D Love To Be A Fairy's Child by Robert Graves

  • Babatunde Aremu (10/31/2015 12:13:00 AM)


    Yes, I love to be also. But all that glitters is not gold. Nice poem, very apt (Report) Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (10/30/2015 12:08:00 PM)


    Children like to fantasize in line with the folktales they have heard or read in their childhood. They want to be one of the lot. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Delphinium Bloom (2/22/2014 7:40:00 AM)


    this is a beautiful poem :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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