Friday, March 1, 2013

The Winds of March

Happy March everyone!
It's time to hang one of my favorite tags
that I put together 
a couple of years ago.
I have this lovely little poem printed 
on the tag.
My version is apparently 
an abbreviation of the original.

The original is titled:

Finding Fairies
Marjorie Barrows

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 golden wings 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 pussy willow coat;
Oh, don't you love the fairies
And their fairy babies, too?  I do!

1 comment:

  1. OMG Connie ...

    I love this little poem and just the thought of Spring excites me... You've chosen such lovely pictures..They really enlighten my heart ..Thank You for the lovely sparkle to my day. !!!!! xoxoox