Sunday, August 24, 2008


i have a fairy by my side
which says i must not sleep,
when once in pain i loudly cried
it said "you must not weep".

it, full of mirth, i smile and grin,
it says "you must not laugh";
when once i wished to drink some gin
it said "you must not quaff".

when once a meal i wished to taste
it said "you must not bite";
when to the wars i went in haste
it said "you must not fight".

"what may i do?" at length i cried
tired of the painful task.
the fairy quietly replied
and said "you must not ask"

- Lewis Carroll's My Fairy.

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