Walter de la Mare
Some One by Walter de la Mare

Some One by Walter de la Mare

Some one came knocking At my wee, small door; Someone came knocking; I'm sure-sure-sure; I listened, I opened, I looked to left and right, But nought there was a stirring ...

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Silver by Walter de la Mare

Silver by Walter de la Mare

Slowly, silently, now the moon Walks the night in her silver shoon; This way, and that, she peers, and sees Silver fruit upon silver trees; One by one the casements catch Her ...

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The Ghost by Walter de la Mare

The Ghost by Walter de la Mare

Peace in thy hands, Peace in thine eyes, Peace on thy brow; Flower of a moment in the eternal hour, Peace with me now. Not a wave breaks, Not a bird calls, My heart, like a sea, ...

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Arabia by Walter de la Mare

Arabia by Walter de la Mare

Far are the shades of Arabia, Where the Princes ride at noon, 'Mid the verdurous vales and thickets, Under the ghost of the moon; And so dark is that vaulted purple Flowers in the ...

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Fare Well by Walter de la Mare

Fare Well by Walter de la Mare

When I lie where shades of darkness Shall no more assail mine eyes, Nor the rain make lamentation When the wind sighs; How will fare the world whose wonder Was the very proof of ...

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All That’s Past by Walter de la Mare

All That’s Past by Walter de la Mare

Very old are the woods; And the buds that break Out of the brier's boughs, When March winds wake, So old with their beauty are-- Oh, no man knows Through what wild centuries Roves ...

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A Song Of Enchantment by Walter de la Mare

A Song Of Enchantment by Walter de la Mare

A song of Enchantment I sang me there,In a green-green wood, by waters fair,Just as the words came up to meI sang it under the wild wood tree. Widdershins turned I, singing it ...

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An Epitaph by Walter de la Mare

An Epitaph by Walter de la Mare

Here lies a most beautiful lady, Light of step and heart was she; I think she was the most beautiful lady That ever was in the West Country. But beauty vanishes, beauty passes; ...

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Tartary by Walter de la Mare

Tartary by Walter de la Mare

If I were Lord of Tartary,Myself, and me alone,My bed should be of ivory,Of beaten gold my throne;And in my court should peacocks flaunt,And in my forests tigers haunt,And in my ...

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Nicholas Nye by Walter de la Mare

Nicholas Nye by Walter de la Mare

Thistle and darnell and dock grew there, And a bush, in the corner, of may, On the orchard wall I used to sprawl In the blazing heat of the day; Half asleep and half awake, While ...

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Music by Walter de la Mare

Music by Walter de la Mare

When music sounds, gone is the earth I know, And all her lovely things even lovelier grow; Her flowers in vision flame, her forest trees Lift burdened branches, stilled with ...

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The Mocking Fairy by Walter de la Mare

The Mocking Fairy by Walter de la Mare

'Won't you look out of your window, Mrs. Gill?' Quoth the Fairy, nidding, nodding in the garden; 'Can't you look out of your window, Mrs. Gill?' Quoth the Fairy, laughing softly ...

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Napoleon by Walter de la Mare

Napoleon by Walter de la Mare

'What is the world, O soldiers?It is I:I, this incessant snow,This northern sky;Soldiers, this solitudeThrough which we goIs I.'

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Alone by Walter de la Mare

Alone by Walter de la Mare

The abode of the nightingale is bare,Flowered frost congeals in the gelid air,The fox howls from his frozen lair:Alas, my loved one is gone,I am alone:It is winter.Once the pink ...

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Miss Loo by Walter de la Mare

Miss Loo by Walter de la Mare

When thin-strewn memory I look through, I see most clearly poor Miss Loo, Her tabby cat, her cage of birds, Her nose, her hair -- her muffled words, And how she'd open her green ...

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Alexander by Walter de la Mare

Alexander by Walter de la Mare

It was the Great Alexander, Capped with a golden helm, Sate in the ages, in his floating ship, In a dead calm. Voices of sea-maids singing Wandered across the deep: The sailors ...

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Why? by Walter de la Mare

Why? by Walter de la Mare

Ever, everStir and shiverThe reeds and rushesBy the river:Ever, ever,As if in dream,The lone moon's silverSleeks the stream.What old sorrow,What lost love,Moon, reeds, ...

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Winter Dusk by Walter de la Mare

Winter Dusk by Walter de la Mare

Dark frost was in the air without, The dusk was still with cold and gloom, When less than even a shadow came And stood within the room. But the three around the fire, None turned ...

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Off The Ground by Walter de la Mare

Off The Ground by Walter de la Mare

Three jolly Farmers Once bet a pound Each dance the others would Off the ground. Out of their coats They slipped right soon, And neat and nicesome Put each his shoon. ...

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All But Blind by Walter de la Mare

All But Blind by Walter de la Mare

All but blindIn his chambered hole,Gropes for wormsThe four-clawed mole.All but blindIn the evening sky,The hooded BatTwirls softly by.All but blindIn the burning day,The barn ...

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Winter by Walter de la Mare

Winter by Walter de la Mare

Clouded with snow The cold winds blow, And shrill on leafless bough The robin with its burning breast Alone sings now. The rayless sun, Day's journey done, Sheds its last ebbing ...

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At Ease by Walter de la Mare

At Ease by Walter de la Mare

Most wounds can Time repair;But some are mortal -- these:For a broken heart there is no balm,No cure for a heart at ease --At ease, but cold as stone,Though the intellect spin ...

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Mistletoe by Walter de la Mare

Mistletoe by Walter de la Mare

Sitting under the mistletoe(Pale-green, fairy mistletoe),One last candle burning low,All the sleepy dancers gone,Just one candle burning on,Shadows lurking everywhere:Some one ...

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AUTUMN (November) by Walter de la Mare

AUTUMN (November) by Walter de la Mare

There is a wind where the rose was, Cold rain where sweet grass was, And clouds like sheep Stream o'er the steep Grey skies where the lark was. Nought warm where your hand was, ...

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Good-Bye by Walter de la Mare

Good-Bye by Walter de la Mare

The last of last words spoken is, Good-bye -The last dismantled flower in the weed-grown hedge,The last thin rumour of a feeble bell far ringing,The last blind rat to spurn the ...

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How Sleep The Brave by Walter de la Mare

How Sleep The Brave by Walter de la Mare

Bitterly, England must thou grieve —Though none of these poor men who diedBut did within his soul believe That death for thee was glorified. Ever they watched it hovering near —A ...

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Bones by Walter de la Mare

Bones by Walter de la Mare

Said Mr. Smith, “I really cannotTell you, Dr. Jones—The most peculiar pain I’m in—I think it’s in my bones.”Said Dr. Jones, “Oh, Mr. Smith,That’s nothing. Without doubtWe have a ...

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Snow by Walter de la Mare

Snow by Walter de la Mare

No breath of wind,No gleam of sun – Still the white snowWhirls softly downTwig and boughAnd blade and thornAll in an icyQuiet, forlorn.Whispering, rustling,Through the airOn still ...

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Martha by Walter de la Mare

Martha by Walter de la Mare

"Once...Once upon a time..." Over and over again, Martha would tell us her stories, In the hazel glen. Hers were those clear gray eyes You watch, and the story seems Told by their ...

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When The Rose Is Faded by Walter de la Mare

When The Rose Is Faded by Walter de la Mare

When the rose is faded, Memory may still dwell on Her beauty shadowed, And the sweet smell gone. That vanishing loveliness, That burdening breath, No bond of life hath then, Nor ...

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Hi! by Walter de la Mare

Hi! by Walter de la Mare

Hi! Handsome hunting man,Fire your little gun,Bang! Now that animalIs dead and dumb and done.Never more to peep again, creep again, leap again,Eat or sleep or drink again, oh, ...

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Ghost by Walter de la Mare

Ghost by Walter de la Mare

'Who knocks? ' 'I, who was beautiful Beyond all dreams to restore, I from the roots of the dark thorn am hither, And knock on the door.' 'Who speaks? ' 'I -- once was my speech ...

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The Remonstrance by Walter de la Mare

The Remonstrance by Walter de la Mare

I was at peace until you came And set a careless mind aflame; I lived in quiet; cold, content; All longing in safe banishment, Until your ghostly lips and eyes Made wisdom unwise. ...

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As I Was Walking by Walter de la Mare

As I Was Walking by Walter de la Mare

As I was walking,Thyme sweet to my nose,Green grasshoppers talking,Rose rivalling rose:And wing, like amber,Dispread in light,As from bush to bushLinnet took flight:Master Rabbit ...

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The Widow by Walter de la Mare

The Widow by Walter de la Mare

Grief hath pacified her face; Even hope might share so still a place; Yet, on the silence of her heart, Haply, if a strange footfall start, Or a chance word of ecstasy Cry through ...

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The Song Of Shadows by Walter de la Mare

The Song Of Shadows by Walter de la Mare

"Sweep thy faint strings, Musician,With thy long lean hand;Downward the starry tapers burn,Sinks soft the waning sand;The old hound whimpers couched in sleep,The embers smoulder ...

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The Sleeper by Walter de la Mare

The Sleeper by Walter de la Mare

As Ann came in one summer's day, She felt that she must creep, So silent was the clear cool house, It seemed a house of sleep. And sure, when she pushed open the door, Rapt in the ...

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The Huntsmen by Walter de la Mare

The Huntsmen by Walter de la Mare

Three jolly gentlemen, In coats of red, Rode their horses Up to bed. Three jolly gentlemen Snored till morn, Their horses champing The golden corn. Three jolly gentlemen At break ...

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Sunk Lyonesse by Walter de la Mare

Sunk Lyonesse by Walter de la Mare

In sea-cold Lyonesse,When the Sabbath eve shafts downOn the roofs, walls, belfriesOf the foundered town,The Nereids pluck their lyresWhere the green translucency beats,And with ...

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The Fool Rings His Bells (MOTLEY) by Walter de la Mare

The Fool Rings His Bells (MOTLEY) by Walter de la Mare

Come, Death, I'd have a word with thee; And thou, poor Innocency; And Love - a lad with broken wing; Apnd Pity, too; The Fool shall sing to you, As Fools will sing. Ay, music ...

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The Scribe by Walter de la Mare

The Scribe by Walter de la Mare

What lovely things Thy hand hath made: The smooth-plumed bird In its emerald shade, The seed of the grass, The speck of the stone Which the wayfaring ant Stirs -- and hastes on! ...

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Old Susan by Walter de la Mare

Old Susan by Walter de la Mare

When Susan's work was done, she'd sit With one fat guttering candle lit, And window opened wide to win The sweet night air to enter in; There, with a thumb to keep her place She'd ...

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The Spirit Of Air by Walter de la Mare

The Spirit Of Air by Walter de la Mare

Coral and clear emerald, And amber from the sea, Lilac-coloured amethyst, Chalcedony; The lovely Spirit of Air Floats on a cloud and doth ride, Clad in the beauties of earth Like ...

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Comfort by Walter de la Mare

Comfort by Walter de la Mare

As I mused by the hearthside,Puss said to me;'there burns the fire , man,and here sit we.Four walls around usagainst the cold air;and the latch drawn closeto the draughty stair.A ...

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Tom’s Little Dog by Walter de la Mare

Tom’s Little Dog by Walter de la Mare

Tom told his dog called Tim to beg, And up at once he sat, His two clear amber eyes fixed fast, His haunches on his mat.Tom poised a lump of sugar on His nose; then, 'Trust! ' ...

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John Mouldy by Walter de la Mare

John Mouldy by Walter de la Mare

I spied John Mouldy in his celler,Deep down twenty steps of stone;In the dusk he sat a-smilingSmiling there all alone.He read no book, he snuffed no candle;The rats ran in, the ...

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The Keys Of Morning by Walter de la Mare

The Keys Of Morning by Walter de la Mare

While at her bedroom window once,Learning her task for school,Little Louisa lonely satIn the morning clear and cool,She slanted her small bead-brown eyesAcross the empty ...

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Brueghel’s Winter by Walter de la Mare

Brueghel’s Winter by Walter de la Mare

Jagg'd mountain peaks and skies ice-greenWall in the wild, cold scene below.Churches, farms, bare copse, the seaIn freezing quiet of winter show;Where ink-black shapes on fields ...

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Melmillo by Walter de la Mare

Melmillo by Walter de la Mare

Three and thirty birds there stood In an elder in a wood; Called Melmillo -- flew off three, Leaving thirty in the tree; Called Melmillo -- nine now gone, And the boughs held ...

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Wanderers by Walter de la Mare

Wanderers by Walter de la Mare

Wide are the meadows of night, And daisies are shinng there, Tossing their lovely dews, Lustrous and fair; And through these sweet fields go, Wanderers amid the stars -- Venus, ...

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