William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

A Fairy Song - Poem by William Shakespeare

Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
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Comments about A Fairy Song by William Shakespeare

  • * Sunprincess * (1/12/2016 6:01:00 PM)

    ........another one of my favorites, I love the flow of this one ★ (Report) Reply

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (12/13/2015 9:47:00 AM)

    This is a fairy speaking with Puck in ''A Midsummer Night's Dream''.

    Puck asks her where she is going and she replies, telling him it is her job, as servant to Titania, to put dewdrops on everything. She's making everything pretty, evidently that is what faeries do.

    She is saying that she wanders everywhere, through parks, briers, floods, fires, hills and dales very quickly, and she serves Titania (the fairy queen) by dropping dew on the grass and bushes. Cowslips are a type of flower and a pensioner is a guardian, mercenary, 'gentleman at arms'. She is saying that you can tell by looking at the cowslips (flowers) who their guardian is by looking at the gold coats and spots because they are the gifts of faeries (fairy favors): it is those spots (freckles) that make them smell so good and make them unique (savours) .

    She then recognizes Puck as one of Oberon's servants and they talk about keeping the two of them separated because they are fighting. (Report) Reply

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (12/13/2015 9:45:00 AM)

    from Act 2, Scene 1 of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
    That's the scene in which the fairies who dwell in the forest make their first appearance in the play. The fairy who recites those lines helps to establish a magical mood and introduce a way of life that is dramatically different from the lives of the human characters in the play. (Report) Reply

  • Ruth Hare (10/26/2015 6:25:00 AM)

    There's so much eroticism in this poem. (Report) Reply

  • White Feet (8/17/2015 6:44:00 PM)

    Very sexy poem by the sex god himself
    ~Martin Luther King Jr (Report) Reply

    Anton K Anton K (11/10/2015 7:47:00 AM)

    .....

  • Ransome Adejugbe Ransome Adejugbe (7/22/2015 4:11:00 AM)

    Great poem by the master himself _ Williams Shakespeare's. Full of deep meanings. (Report) Reply

  • Sally Plumb Plumb (4/23/2015 2:10:00 AM)

    Sooo sweet. (Report) Reply

  • Brandon Xinti (4/16/2015 12:23:00 PM)

    Nice!! (Report) Reply

  • Mark Arvizu Mark Arvizu (12/22/2014 9:02:00 AM)

    A day in the life of a fairy (Report) Reply

  • Rajesh Thankappan Rajesh Thankappan (12/16/2014 10:12:00 AM)

    Briskly moving poem from the master craftsman. (Report) Reply

  • Smile :) Smile :) (5/29/2014 5:00:00 AM)

    i love this poem..really enjoyed the rhymes (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/20/2014 1:32:00 AM)

    Great poem from the greatest poet and much interested. (Report) Reply

  • Primrose Tee Primrose Tee (5/2/2014 5:17:00 PM)

    great poem indeed......... (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani Brian Jani (4/26/2014 4:35:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out (Report) Reply

  • Herbert Guitang Herbert Guitang (4/24/2014 9:39:00 PM)

    Wonderful. It flows in my skin while reading (Report) Reply

  • Musfiq Us Shaleheen Musfiq Us Shaleheen (4/8/2014 1:33:00 PM)

    depth of poem and expression is so beautiful and so lovely fairy song (Report) Reply

  • Richard Blay Richard Blay (4/8/2014 11:59:00 AM)

    nice poem by the great English poet (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai Ramesh Rai (4/8/2014 7:13:00 AM)

    Beautiful fairy song. love it. (Report) Reply

  • Babatunde Aremu Babatunde Aremu (4/8/2014 3:53:00 AM)

    What a fairy song! This is lovely (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (4/5/2014 5:19:00 PM)

    ...Shakespeare truly captured the spirit of the fairy, with this lovely poem...enjoyed.. (Report) Reply










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