Open Your Eyes

by Cicely Mary Barker (from Lightnet News issue 9/10)

To shop, and school, to work and play
The busy people pass all day:
They hurry, hurry, to and fro,
And hardly notice as they go
The wayside flowers, known so well
Whose names so few of them can tell.
They never think of fairy folk
Who may be hunting for a joke!
O, if these people understood
What's to be found by field and wood:
What fairy secrets are made plain
By any footpath, road or lane -
They'd go with open eyes, and look,
(As you will, when you've read this book)
And then at least they'd learn to see
How pretty common things can be!