The Flowers

The Flowers Lyrics

All the names I know from nurse: 

Gardener's garters, Shepherd's purse, 

Bachelor's buttons, Lady's smock, 

And the Lady Hollyhock. 


Fairy places, fairy things, 

Fairy woods where the wild bee wings, 

Tiny trees for tiny dames -- 

These must all be fairy names! 


Tiny woods below whose boughs 

Shady fairies weave a house; 

Tiny tree-tops, rose or thyme, 

Where the braver fairies climb! 


Fair are grown-up people's trees, 

But the fairest woods are these; 

Where, if I were not so tall, 

I should live for good and all.