Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Leprechaun

By Robert Dwyer Joyce 1830-83 In a shady nook one moonlight night,

A leprechaun I spied

In scarlet coat and green of cap,

A cruiskeen by his side


'Twas, tick, tack, tick, his hammer went,

Upon his weeny shoe,

And I laugh to think of a purse of gold,

But the fairy was laughing too.


With tip-toes step and beating heart, Quite softly I drew night.

There was mischief in his merry face, and twinkle in his eye;

He hammered and sang with a tiny voice, And sipped the mountian dew;

Oh, I laughed to think he was caught at last, But the fairy was laughing too.


As quick as I thought I grasped the elf, "your fairy purse", I cried,

"My purse" he said "tis in her hand that lady by your side."

I turned to look, the elf was off, and what was I to do?

Oh, I laughed to think what a fool I'd been, And the fairy was laughing too.


Have a happy St. Patrick's Day. C&G Design


Kathleen said...

Happy St Patrick's Day to you! Tis a great day for the Irish! Hugs, Kathleen

tina said...

Very cute. I had to read it twice. Glad she wasn't too upset at being tricked.

Jean said...

Funny Tina cause I also read it 2 times and still not so sure about it. LOL

Hope all has the good ole Irish luck every day, all year long.

Skeeter said...

Erin Go Braugh! Happy St. Pattys day and may you all find your pot of Gold!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Happy St Patrick's Day! ~ Susan