Alexander Averin

Friday 8 November 2013

Friday Fairies

When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laughter broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies - Peter Pan
J M Barrie
Peter Pan
And the Fairies Ran Away With Our Clothes
Charles Sims


Song of Fairies Robbing an Orchard

We, the Fairies, blithe and antic,
Of dimensions not gigantic,
Though the moonshine mostly keep us,
Oft in orchards frisk and peep us.

Stolen sweets are always sweeter,
Stolen kisses much completer,
Stolen looks are nice in chapels,
Stolen, stolen, be your apples.

When to bed the world are bobbing,
Then's the time for orchard-robbing;
Yet the fruit were scarce worth peeling,
Were it not for stealing, stealing.

Leigh Hunt

There are some cat photos here


The bike shed said...

My grandmother used to draw delicate miniature pictures, always with fairies - and without any self consciousness in still drawing them in her Seventies. I wish I had kept some

Kay G. said...

I love the fairies drawn by Cecily Mary Barker and the perfect flowers that she drew with them.

Relyn Lawson said...

Peter Pan is one of my favorite books, and that is one of my very most favorite lines. Kindred spirits, we are.

Mac n' Janet said...

All things fairy fascinate me.