A Celebration of Women Writers

"The Fairies' Song." by Jane Taylor (1783-1824)
Publication: The Writings of Jane Taylor, In Five Volumes by Jane Taylor. Volume I, Memoirs and Poetical Remains.. Edited by Isaac Taylor, Jr., of Stanford Rivers. Boston: Perkins & Marvin, 1832. p. 300.

Editor: Mary Mark Ockerbloom


HARK! for the beetle winds his horn,
The dew-drop glitters on the thorn;
Now let us to the daisied lawn,
                  Dancing along.

From acorn cells we spring to view,
In robes of sunshine, tinged with blue,
And pearly bands of evening dew
                  Bound in our hair.

And now we form the magic ring,
And merrily dance and merrily sing;
A fairy's dance is a pretty thing
                  In the moonshine.

But ere the dawn returns again,
We wind along the wooded lane,
And glow-worm torches light the train
                  All the way home.


Editor: Mary Mark Ockerbloom