Walter de la Mare

(1873 - 1958 / Kent / England)

Walter de la Mare Poems

81. The Widow 1/3/2003
82. The World Of Dream 8/2/2012
83. Tit For Tat 3/30/2010
84. Tom's Little Dog 1/3/2003
85. Unstooping 3/30/2010
86. Up And Down 3/30/2010
87. Wanderers 1/3/2003
88. When The Rose Is Faded 1/3/2003
89. Why? 1/3/2003
90. Winter 1/3/2003
91. Winter Dusk 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Walter de la Mare

The Listeners

"Is there anybody there?" said the Traveller,
Knocking on the moonlit door;
And his horse in the silence champed the grass
Of the forest's ferny floor;
And a bird flew up out of the turret,
Above the Traveller's head:
And he smote upon the door again a second time;
"Is there anybody there?" he said.
But no one descended to the Traveller;
No head from the leaf-fringed sill
Leaned over and looked into his grey eyes,
Where he stood perplexed and still.
But only a host of phantom listeners
That dwelt in the lone house then
Stood listening in the quiet of ...

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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, Mercury, Uranus, Neptune,
Saturn, Jupiter, Mars.

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