1b Poem - Fairy Child
1b Poem - Fairy Child

The Flying Whale

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.