Song. (A lake and a fairy boat...)
by Thomas Hood
A lake and a fairy boat
To sail in the moonlight clear, --
And merrily we would float
From the dragons that watch us here!
Thy gown should be snow-white silk:
And strings of orient pearls,
Like gossamers dipped in milk,
Should twine with thy raven curls!
Red rubies should deck thy hands,
And diamonds should be thy dower --
But fairies have broke their wands,
And wishing has lost its power!
Source:The Poetical Works Of Thomas Hood
Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company