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(1873 - 1958 / Kent / England)

Walter de la Mare
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Sir Walter de la Mare was born in Charlton, Kent, in the south of England, of well-to-do parents. His father, James Edward Delamaere, was an official of the Bank of England. His mother, Lucy Sophia (Browning) Delamare, was related to the poet Robert Browning. He was educated in London at St. Paul's Cathedral Choir School, which he left at age 16. From 1890 to 1908 he worked in London in the accounting department of the Anglo-American Oil Company. His career as a writer started from about 1895 and he continued to publish to the end of his life. His first published story, 'Kismet' (1895), appeared in the Sketch under the pseudonym Walter Ramal.

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  • ''All but blind
    In his chambered hole
    Gropes for worms
    The four-clawed Mole.''
    Walter De La Mare (1873-1956), British poet. All but Blind (l. 1-4). PDV. Piping down the Valleys Wild; Poetry for the Young of All Ages. Nancy La...
  • ''So, blind to Someone
    I must be.''
    Walter De La Mare (1873-1956), British poet. All but Blind (l. 15-16). PDV. Piping down the Valleys Wild; Poetry for the Young of All Ages. Nancy ...
  • ''We wake and whisper awhile,
    But, the day gone by,
    Silence and sleep like fields
    Of amaranth lie.''
    Walter De La Mare (1873-1956), British poet. All That's Past (l. 21-24). OAEL-2. Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Ke...
  • ''Oh, no man knows
    Through what wild centuries
    Roves back the rose.''
    Walter De La Mare (1873-1956), British poet. All That's Past (l. 7-8). OAEL-2. Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kerm...
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  • Priyantha Guawardena (12/8/2013 8:49:00 AM)

    help me get the real idea of some one poem -priyantha

  • Priyantha Guawardena (12/8/2013 8:48:00 AM)

    what is the fully meaning of some one

  • Thaar Ali (2/2/2012 1:21:00 PM)

    he is agoodman and he is the best

  • Sylva Portoian (2/26/2010 7:17:00 AM)

    I can't -at all -f ancy him
    He writes like an eight-year old child.
    He became famous because of his dad,
    What a lucky-guy he is!
    A large platinum -spoon
    Pushed in his mouth.

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