The Fairy Child
The Fairy Child is 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.
Becuase 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.