Dora Sigerson Shorter (1866-1918 / Ireland)
A Fairy Prince
Prince Charming, when the wizard's wand
Had wrecked for aye my fairyland;
Had razed my castles to the earth,
And killed my child heart with his mirth;
Then weeds grew rank where flowers had been,
And slow snakes flashed their length between.
Prince Charming, when the darkness came,
With many tears I called your name,
And 'Give me back my fairyland!'
You took me by the willing hand
Ere day had lit the dawn's pale flame;
You left me when the darkness came.
Prince Charming, spite of wizard's wand,
You said you'd find my fairyland.
I open eyes too sad for tears—
Nought but an open grave appears.
Dora Sigerson Shorter's Other Poems
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- A Ballad Of The Wailing Ghost
- A Bird From The West
- A Careless Heart
- A Catholic To His Ulster Brother
- A Changeling
- A Child’s Song
- A Cry In The World
- A Fairy Prince
- A Fantasy
- A Friend In Need
- A Little Dog
- A Lost Flower
- A Meadow Tragedy
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