Rose Fyleman Poems
- I Stood Against The Window I STOOD against the window And ...
- Mice I think mice Are rather nice. There tails are ...
- The Best Game the Fairies Play The best game the fairies ...
- A Strange Pair THE witch, the witch that lives in the wood ...
- The Fairy Flute MY brother has a little flute Of gold and...
- Very Lovely WOULDN'T it be lovely if the rain came down ...
- Wishes I WISH I liked rice pudding, I wish I were a twin, ...
Rose Amy Fyleman (1877–1957) was an English writer and poet, noted for her works on the fairy folk, for children. Her poem There are fairies at the bottom of our garden was set to music by English composer Liza Lehmann. Her Christmas carol Lift your hidden faces, set to a French carol tune, was included in the Anglican hymnal Songs of Praise (1931) as well as in the Hutterian Brotherhood's Songs of Light (1977).
Rose Fyleman was born in Nottingham on 6 March 1877, the third child of John Feilmann and his wife, Emilie, née Loewenstein, who was of Russian extraction. Her father was in the lace trade, and his Jewish family originated in 1860 from Jever in the historical state of ... more »
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I Stood Against The Window
I STOOD against the window
And looked between the bars,
And there were strings of fairies
Hanging from the stars;
Everywhere and everywhere
In shining, swinging chains;
The air was full of shimmering,
Like sunlight when it rains.
They kept on swinging, swinging,
They flung themselves so high
They caught upon the pointed moon
And hung across the sky.
And when I woke next morning,
There still were crowds and crowds
In beautiful bright bunches
All sleeping on the clouds.