Friday, February 26, 2016


Dear reader,
I am glad for this place where I can come and get away from the routine of life for a little while. I have had a week as busy as I am sure yours has been, but this poem got me through. Louisa May Alcott’s name inspires fond feelings in me. Stumbling across this poem, I was reminded why. Read it and see if you feel too:

---  Fairy Song  ---
Louisa May Alcott     

The moonlight fades from flower and tree,     
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 will glow.     
The morning star shall light us home:     
Farewell! for the Elves must go.  

---  What did you think? Are you not glad for magic and the night?



  1. I am glad for poetry, writing, and all things good. It was nice to stop for a bit and read this poem. Thank you for sharing. <3

  2. Love the tamber of this poem. It is delightful. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  3. Love the tamber of this poem. It is delightful. Thank you for sharing it with us.


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