Flower Fairies of the Autumn


An elfin rout,
  With berries laden,
Throngs round about,
  A merry maiden.

Red-gold her gown;
  Sun-tanned is she;
She wears a crown
  Of bryony.

The sweet Spring came,
  And lovely Summer;
Guess, then, her name-
  This latest-comer!

Cicely Mary Barker
The Flower Fairies of the Autumn (1926)

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