Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Song Of The Jack-By-The-Hedge-Fairy

"Morning, Sir, and how-d'ye-do?

'Morning, pretty lady!"

That is Jack saluting you,

Where the lane is shady.

Illustration By Cecily Mary Barker

Don't you know him? Straight and tall-

Taller than the nettles;

Large and light his leaves; and small

Are his buds and petals.

Small and white, with petals four,

See his flowers growing!

If you never knew before,

There is Jack for knowing!

"The Song Of The Jack-In-The-Hedge Fairy
By Cecily Mary Barker

(Jack-By-The-Hedge is also called Garlic Mustard and Sauce Alone.)-CMB

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