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Where are You Going?

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Where are you going, sister Kate? I’m going to swing on the garden gate, And watch the fairy gypsies dance Their tim-tam-tum on the cabbage-plants— The great big one with the purple nose, And the tiny tad with the pinky toes. Where are you going, brother Ben? I’m going to build a tiger-pen. I’ll get […]

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From a Railway Carriage

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Faster than fairies, faster than witches, Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches; And charging along like troops in a battle All through the meadows the horses and cattle: All of the sights of the hill and the plain Fly as thick as driving rain; And ever again, in the wink of an eye, Painted stations […]

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Fairy Bread

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Come up here, O dusty feet! Here is fairy bread to eat. Here in my retiring room, Children, you may dine On the golden smell of broom And the shade of pine; And when you have eaten well, Fairy stories hear and tell. Robert Louis Stevenson

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Foreign Lands

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Up into the cherry tree Who should climb but little me? I held the trunk with both my hands And looked abroad in foreign lands. I saw the next door garden lie, Adorned with flowers, before my eye, And many pleasant places more That I had never seen before. I saw the dimpling river pass […]

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The Flowers

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All the names I know from nurse: Gardener’s garters, Shepherd’s purse, Bachelor’s buttons, Lady’s smock, And the Lady Hollyhock. Fairy places, fairy things, Fairy woods where the wild bee wings, Tiny trees for tiny dames — These must all be fairy names! Tiny woods below whose boughs Shady fairies weave a house; Tiny tree-tops, rose […]

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Come to the land where the babies grow, Like flowers in the green, green grass. Tiny babes that swing and crow Whenever the warm winds pass, And laugh at their own bright eyes aglow In a fairy looking-glass. Come to the sea where the babies sail In ships of shining pearl, Borne to the west […]

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Moon, O Moon In The Empty Sky

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Moon, O Moon in the empty sky, Why do you swing so low? Pretty moon with the silver ring And the long bright beams where the fairies cling, Where do you always go? I go to the land of the Siamese, Ceylon and the Great Plateau, Over the seas where Sinbad sailed, Where Moses crossed […]

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I’m Much Too Big for a Fairy

I’m much too big for a fairy, And much too small for a man, But this is true: Whatever I do, I do it the best I can. Leroy F. Jackson

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Little Bunny Foo Foo

Little Bunny Foo Foo hoppin’ through the forest, scoopin’ up the field mice and boppin’ em on the head. And down came the Blue Fairy, and she said: Little Bunny Foo Foo I don’t want to see you scoopin’ up the field mice and boppin’ em on the head. And now I’ll give you three […]

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