Children Born of Fairy Stock

Children Born of Fairy Stock - Print of collage on

pink and gray hand-marbled paper, with enhanced clip art

Children born of fairy stock

Never need for shirt or frock,

Never want for food or fire,

Always get their hearts' desire.

Jingle pockets full of gold,

Marry when they're seven years old.

Every fairy child may keep

Two strong ponies and ten sheep;

All have houses, each his own,

Built of brick or granite stone;

They live on cherries, thy run wild -

I'd love to be a fairy's child!

- Robert Graves