Princess Pretty Pet’s Wedding
Charming Princess Pretty Pet
Became the King’s own bride,
And after they were married.
He took her for a ride,
In the golden coach again,
Driven by two Fairy men,
And the horses were snow white;
My! It was a lovely sight.
Loudly wedding bells did ring;
Sweetly Fairy sprites did sing,
And the moon and stars shone bright,
On this clear, cold Autumn night;
For the Fairies sleep all day,
Then come out at night, to play.
Some just take a nap or so,
And, in daylight, too, they go,
Cheerfully, with scarce a sound,
Spreading happiness around.
Eva Oakley, Fairy Poems, Melbourne: Austral Printing & Publishing Company, , p. 2
sprite = fairy, elf, a small or tiny magical creature (especially one connected with water, or living in or near water; a water sprite); someone who has characteristics of an elf or a fairy, someone who is small and dainty (especially a female); goblin, hobgoblin; ghost, spirit