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Thomas Hood (Томас Гуд (Худ))


The Dream Fairy


A little fairy comes at night,
Her eyes are blue, her hair is brown’
with silver spots upon her wings,
And from the moon she flutters down.

She has a little silver wand,
And when a good child goes to bed
She waves her wand from right to left
And makes a circle round her head,

And then it dreams of pleasant things,
Of fountains filled with fairy fish,
And trees that bear delicious fruit,
And bow their branches at a wish;

Of arbours filled with dainty scents
From lovely flowers that never fade,
Bright ‘flies that flitter in the sun,
And glow-worms shining in the shade;

And talking birds with gifted tongues
For singing songs and telling tales,
And pretty dwarfs to show the way
Through the fairy hills and fairy dales. 



Thomas Hood's other poems:
  1. To a Child Embracing his Mother
  2. Hymn to the Sun
  3. To A Sleeping Child
  4. The Forsaken
  5. Sonnet to My Wife


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