We must not look at goblin men,
We must not buy their fruits:
Their hungry thirsty roots?
“Come buy,” call the goblins
Hobbling down the glen.
“Oh,” cried Lizzie, “Laura, Laura,
You should not peep at goblin men.”
Christina Rossetti (1830-1894), Goblin Market.
- Christina Rossetti’s ‘Goblin Market ‘ (cultureandanarchy.wordpress.com)