Flower Fairies by Cicely Mary Barker - Harebell Flower Fairy

The Harebell Fairy
O bells, on stems so thin and fine!
No human ear
Your sound can hear,
O lightly chiming bells of mine!

When dim and dewy twilight falls,
Then comes the time
When harebells chime
For fairy feasts and fairy balls.

They tinkle while the fairies play,
With dance and song,
The whole night long,
Till daybreak wakens, cold and grey,
And elfin music fades away.


Harebell also known as Campanula


The Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) is a short to medium, slender, hairless perennial. The root leaves are round and wither early.  The flowers are blue, about one inch long and on long thin stalks and in loose clusters. The petal lobes are short. Harebells flower between July and October and are found on dry grassland. In Scotland, it was often known in the past as the Bluebell, whereas elsewhere, "bluebell" is used for Hyacinthoides non-scriptus.

In Roman catholic communities, the Harebell is dedicated to Saint Dominic.

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