Fête Champêtre, by Arthur Symons

Fête Champêtre

Under the shadow of the trees
We sat together, you and I;
Our hearts were sweetly ill at ease
Under the shadow of the trees.   In the green circle of the grass
We saw the fairies passing by;
The wake, the fairy wake it was
Upon the circle of green grass.   And softly with their fairy chain
They wove a circle round about,
And round our hearts; ah, not in vain
They bound us with their fairy chain!   With shadowy bonds thy bound us fast,
They wove their circle in and out;
Ah, Cé leste, when the fairies passed,
With what strong bonds they bound us fast!

poems.one - Arthur Symons

Arthur Symons