Sleep, my precious child,
the time to rest is here;
the sun has set, and the moon is high--
the day is done, my dear.
We've had a glorious day
from sunrise to sunset;
this day was truly special--
one we will never forget.
The sun awoke us grandly,
with her rays so bright;
the sparrows greeted us warmly,
with their songs so light.
We found a forgotten path,
grown over from neglect and time;
it led into the darkened woods;
just what were we going to find?
We followed that lonely path
deep into the meanacing woods;
pushed back a branch in our way--
and there they all stood...
Tiny lights all aglow,
in a circle they did dance;
our hearts craved for a closer look,
but dare we take that chance?
There were forty, fifty, sixty of them
maybe a hundred or two;
Their celebration seemed a joyous one
What were we to do?
You looked to me with a questioning glance
"Mother, what creatures are these?"
I knelt down beside you, and whispered with a smile,
"My son, we have found Faeries."
Their voices were like tiny chimes
floating on the dark forrest air;
their songs were enchanting and enticing,
cajoling you and me to stay there.
"Come, dance and sing with us,"
they called out with one voice;
our feet soon began to move,
and our minds had no other choice.
So we danced the Faerie dance,
and sang the Faerie song;
our laughter conveyed the joy we felt,
like nothing could go wrong.
We danced and we danced,
for hours it soon seemed;
the celebration was never-ending,
this all felt like a dream.
But the day was quickly ending,
nighttime was drawing near;
so I took your small hand gently,
"We must go, my dear."
" 'Tis time to leave," I said to you,
"the shadows are beginning to roam."
So we bade goodbye to the Faerie dance,
and began our journey home.
So here we are, my precious child,
'tis time for you to sleep;
dream, little one, of our wonderous day,
these memories forever you will keep.
And if you are frightened, if you are blue,
and no other thoughts will do;
remember the Faeries, remember our dance,
and know that I will always love you.