I’d Love to Be a Fairy’s Child by Robert Graves
I’d Love to Be a Fairy’s Child is featured in Graves’ collection, Fairies and Fusiliers (1918).
Children born of fairy stock
Never need for shirt or frock,
Never want for food or fire,
Always get their heart’s desire:
Jingle pockets full of gold,
Marry when they’re seven years old.
Every fairy child may keep
Two strong ponies and ten sheep;
All have houses, each his own,
Built of brick or granite stone;
They live on cherries, they run wild—
I’d love to be a Fairy’s child.