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Cicely Mary Barker

The Kingcup Fairy


Golden King of marsh and swamp,
Reigning in your sprintime pomp,
Hear the little elves you've found
Trespassing on royal ground:-

"Please, your Kingship, we were told
Of your shinning cups of gold;
So we came here, just to see -
Not to rob your Majesty!"

Golden Kingcup, well I know
You will smile and let them go!
Yet let human folk beware
How they thieve and trespass there:

Kingcup-laden, they may lose
In the swamp their boots and shoes!


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