A Fairy Song

Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire!
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon's sphere;
And I serve the Fairy Queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green;
The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours;
In those freckles live their savours;
I must go seek some dewdrops here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.

by William Shakespeare

Comments (139)

i really really like this poem and i want to read it to my daughter everynight :)
Amazing poooooooooooemmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Even in a simple poem, Shakespeare rules! Smooth, easy flow. I prefer his plays but if I can't have plays, give me his poetry to learn how poetry is created!
I serve the Fairy Queen! Seen in your works. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
Beautiful lines dear poet.. Thorough flood, thorough fire! I do wander everywhere, Swifter than the moon's sphere; Loved it.
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