1b Poem - Fairy Child
From Margaret Mahy's wonderful book of poetry Word Witch illustrated by David Elliot and edited by Tessa Duder
Canvas print on wooden frame
Size: 20cm x 30cm
The very hour that I was born
I rode upon the unicorn.
When boys put tadpoles in their jars
I overflowed my tin with stars.
Because I sing to see the sun
The little children point and run.
Because I set the caged birds free
The people close their doors to me.
Goodbye, goodbye, you world of men -
I shall not visit you again.