Please stay and talk a bit!"
"Why yes, you pretty fairy;
Upon this grass I'll sit.
And let us ask some riddles;
They're better fun than chat:
Why am I like the Stork's-bill?
Come, can you answer that?"
"Oh no, you clever Grasshopper!
I fear I am a dunce,
I cannot guess the answer -
I give it up at once!"
"When children think they've caught me,
I'm gone, with a leap and a hop;
And when they gather Stork's-bill,
Why, all the petals drop!"
Book: Flower Fairies of the Wayside