illustration © Sarah Myers, used by permission

Fairy Lamps

A. Christine Myers

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The full moon shone adown the open sky;
Half-past twelve at last
I waited for the fairies to come by;
Half-past twelve at last

I did not see the fairies in the grass,
Half-past twelve at last
Only shimmer where their shoes would pass;
Half-past twelve at last

Dewdrops, raindrops, moondrops round as pearls
Jewel-bright in the night
Lined the lane beneath the…

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