1b Fairy Child
1b Fairy Child

The Flying Whale

1b 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.