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Cicely Mary Barker

  • 'Tis I whom children love the best; / My wealth is all for them; / For them is set each glossy cup / Upon each sturdy stem.

    • Cicely Mary Barker,
    • "The Song of the Buttercup Fairy," Flower Fairies of the Summer ()
  • So small, so blue, in grassy places / My flowers raise / Their tiny faces.

    • Cicely Mary Barker,
    • "The Song of the Forget-Me-Not Fairy," Flower Fairies of the Summer ()
  • Best and dearest flower that grows, / Perfect both to see and smell; / Words can never, never tell / Half the beauty of a Rose — .

    • Cicely Mary Barker,
    • "The Song of the Rose Fairy," Flower Fairies of the Summer ()

Cicely Mary Barker, English artist, poet

(1895 - 1973)