The Frog, the Fairy, and the Moon

Ronald Ross, Fables and satires, Londres, Harrison, 1928, p.4

The Frog, the Fairy, and the Moon.


The Frog that loved the Changing Star

Was workship’d by a Fairy,

Who made for him a waistcoat trim

Of silk and satin, soft and airy,

Button’d with eyes of fireflies

In manner military.

And more to move his languid love

A crimson cap she made him,

According to many, plumed with antennae

Of moths that rob the flowert’s honey ;

And with her kisses, lover’s money,

For that she gave she paid him.

She fed him, too, till he was blue,

With endearing terms on caddis worms ;