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Finding Faeries

When the winds of March are wakening
The crocuses and crickets,
Did you ever find a fairy near
Some budding little thickets,
A-straightening her gold winds
And combing out her hair?
She's there!

And when she sees you creeping up
To get a closer peek
She tumbles through the daffodils,
A-playing hide and seek,
And creeps into the tulips till
You can't find where she's hid?
Mine did!

Have you ever, ever come across
A little toadstool elf
A-reading by a firefly lamp
And laughing to himself,
Or a saucy fairy queen
Upon her favorite dragonfly?
So've I!

It's fun to see a fairy flutter
Off a catkin boat,
And wrap her fairy baby
In a pussywillow coat;
Oh, don't you love the fairies
And their fairy babies too?
I do!

- Marjorie Barrows -