I looked down that bonnie road
And on it did I tread.
It often seemed the road of life,
But sometimes of the dead.
Marvels were there on that road
I could not tell them all.
Gnomes and dwarves, elves and fay;
Dragons fly and giants fall.
More wondrous still, the trees I saw,
The mountains rising greater,
The sun, the moon, the dancing planets,
And man in our enchanted nature.
I found myself on the Faërie Road
And onward did we tread.
We entered home by the forest door,
And found the wine and bread.
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