||A Lake And A Fairy Boat
|Thomas Hood (1799-1845) was an English poet who is sometimes dismissed as a 'lesser poet' of the Romantic Era. During his lifetime he was best known for his comic poems. Today, he is better known for his more serious work such as "The Song of the Shirt"
|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!
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