The Fairy Rings

'Twas a longing came into my heart
I could not sense the name
It tore me from my sheltered hearth
and swift to nature came
The beauty of the soft green hills
the singing of the trees
They left my soul more empty still
I could not find a peace...
I saw the shinning Fairy Ring
myself within its heart
And I found a lonely comfort though.
its magic touched me not...
I wandered by a running stream
and touched its stones for strength
Then I settled 'neath a great oak tree
and drifted in to sleep
It lifted me with gentle boughs,
and took me far away
When I awoke, the darkest night
had chased away the day
I lay within the Fairy Ring.
myself within its heart
And I found a lonely comfort yct,
the magic touched me not...
My mind a whirl of clouded dreams,
I knew not where I dwelt
Yet in that shining Fairy Ring
a calming warmth I felt
Oh thrice I called unto the fey
and threce about was turned
I fell upon the living earth
and in that moment learned
For there that night I felt a touch,
and in that moment knew
The Fairy magic had revealed,
my heart's desire true
For in that touch I felt such love,
and in that moment knew
that I did touch a perfect love
my heart's desire true...
I lay within the Fairy Ring.
myself within its heart
And I found a lonely comfort there
the love that I had sought...
My words and wants are stilled witnin,
my heart has felt so much
I oft return to the magic ring,
to feel the Fairy touch
Oh now when 'er the moon is full,
I bid my cares depart
And kneel within the shining ring,
to touch the fairies heart