The Polyanthus and Grape Hyacinth Fairies

“How do you do, Grape Hyacinth?
How do you do?”
“Pleased to see you, Polyanthus,
Pleased to see you,
With your stalk so straight
and your colours so gay.”
“Thank you, neighbour!
I’ve heard good news today.”

“What is the news, Polyanthus?
What have you heard?”
“News of the joy of Spring,
In the song of a bird!”
“Yes, Polyanthus, yes,
I heard it too;
That’s why I’m here,
with my bells in spires of blue.”