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Hood, Thomas - The Fairy's advocate - With figs and plums and Persian dates they fed me

Identifier

004904

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

I think he really saw this as a child

A description of the experience

Thomas Hood – from the Fairy's advocate

 With figs and plums and Persian dates they fed me
And delicate cakes after my sunset meal
And took me by my childish hand, and led me
By craggy rocks crested with keeps of steel
Whose awful bases deep dark woods conceal
Staining some dead lake with their verdant dyes
And when the West sparkled at Phoebus' wheel
With fairy euphrasy, they purged mine eyes
To let me see their city in the skies............

Likewise to them are poets much beholden
For secret favours in the midnight glooms
Brave Spenser quaffed out of their goblets golden
And saw their tables spread of prompt mushrooms
And heard their horns of honey suckle blooms
Sounding upon the air most soothing soft
Like humming bees busy about the brooms
And glanced this fair queen's witchery full oft
And in her magic wain soared far aloft

The source of the experience

Hood, Thomas

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Fairy
Spirit helper

Symbols

Fairy
Palace

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Being a child
Inherited genes

Commonsteps

References