A lake and a fairy boat
To sail in the moonlight clear, –
And merrily we would float
From the dragons that watch us here!
Thy gown should be snow-white silk
And strings of oriental pearls,
Like gossamers dipped in milk,
Should twine with thy raven curls!
Red rubies should deck thy hands,
And diamonds should be thy dower –
But fairies have broke their wands,
And wishing has lost its power!
By Thomas Hood
Artist: Charlotte Bird
Text and image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid022b9tbSKqLkGvhYKowkcLs21rKVQPRKyNa6zWrp2Af81Pt9GNSkvm3qvsEKa2nETdl&id=100067659188727&mibextid=Nif5oz
it was a short time, the wand began to heal, and wishes flew from the hand, amen