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198 > Page 198 of Blooms of the berry / Madison Julius Cawein.

BLOOMS OF THE BERRY "THE FAIRY RADE." I. A I me! why stood I on the bent When Summer wept o'er dying June! I saw the Fairy Folk ride faint Aneath the moon. II. The haw-trees hedged the russet lea Where cuckoo-buds waxed rich with gold; The wealthy corn rose yellowly Endlong the wold. III. Betwixt the haw-trees and the mead " The Fairy Rade " came glimmering on; A creamy cavalcade did speed O'er the green lawn. IV. The night was ringing with their reins; Loud laughed they till the cricket hushed The whistles on their coursers' manes Shrill music gushed. 198