Leprechauns gathering out on the green,
Twinkle-toed, capering, frolicking, keen
Into the dance to go rig-a-jig-jigging,
Rhythmically stepping and all whirligigging.
See how, with spirit, they enter the dance!
Souls of vivacity hop, skip and prance,
Smiling and nodding with utmost delight,
Tiring the sun and persisting at night,
Under the beams of the late, summer moon,
Sailing aloft, like a yellow balloon,
Till, at last, hearing the hoot of an owl,
Straightway, they fade like that night-flitting fowl.