Walter de la Mare

(1873 - 1958 / Kent / England)

A Song Of Enchantment - Poem 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 me
I sang it under the wild wood tree.

Widdershins turned I, singing it low,
Watching the wild birds come and go;
No cloud in the deep dark blue to be seen
Under the thick-thatched branches green.

Twilight came: silence came:
The planet of Evening's silver flame;
By darkening paths I wandered through
Thickets trembling with drops of dew.

But the music is lost and the words are gone
Of the song I sang as I sat alone,
Ages and ages have fallen on me -
On the wood and the pool and the elder tree.


Comments about A Song Of Enchantment by Walter de la Mare

  • (7/16/2018 10:59:00 AM)


    Why I am not dying for such poems I am gone.... (Report) Reply

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  • (2/18/2018 5:15:00 AM)


    Thanks for helping the poems are awesome special one is silver. (Report) Reply

  • (10/4/2008 4:04:00 PM)


    good poem. Must read. It tells u somthing.
    A.M
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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