I'D Love To Be A Fairy's Child

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.

by Robert Graves

Comments (3)

Yes, I love to be also. But all that glitters is not gold. Nice poem, very apt
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.
this is a beautiful poem :)