Archive for March 16th, 2013

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Unmasked by Louis Bishop Capron

Sprites, pixies, gnomes and elves,
Waste on their respective shelves;
Fairies dare not show themselves.
Why, in all compassion?
Merely that some men of parts—
Bloated brains and shrivelled hearts—
By the aid of books and charts
Prove them out of fashion.

Though you flit in human guise
Fairy glitter in your eyes
To your true self testifies,
Princess Not-So-Clever!
Haunted by this fairy light,
I embrace you and hold you tight
Lest you spread your wings in flight
And escape forever!


Date: 1917

By: Louis Bishop Capron (1891-1971)