William Allingham was a man of letters, born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, who was known for beautiful descriptive lyric poetry. This poem, however, reminds us that the fair folk can be quite dangerous and capricious in nature. Sixteen of his poems may be read online here. The Fairies William Allingham Up the airy mountain, DownContinue reading ““The Fairies” by William Allingham (1824-1889)”
In this poem Lord Dunsany uses some beautiful imagery to evoke the intense and tragic longing of this lovesick lord of Tartary.
In a green stillness hidden from sun and moon
Under the sea,
A blossom swings by the High-Queen’s doon…