Poetry Friday: The Michaelmas Daisy Fairy Song


"Red Admiral, Red Admiral,

Alighting on my daisies one by one!
I hope you like their flavour and although the Autumn's near,
Are happy as you sit there in the sun?"

"I thank you very kindly, sir!
Your daisies are so nice,
So pretty and so plentiful are they;
The flavour of their honey, sir, it really does entice;
I'd like to bring my brothers, if I may!"

"Friend butterfly, friend butterfly, go fetch them one and all! 
   I'm waiting here to welcome every guest;
And tell them it is Michaelmas, and soon the leaves will fall,   
  But I think Autumn sunshine is the best!"
-Cicely Mary Barker


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