Walter de la Mare

(1873 - 1958 / Kent / England)

All But Blind - Poem by Walter de la Mare

All but blind
In his chambered hole,
Gropes for worms
The four-clawed mole.

All but blind
In the evening sky,
The hooded Bat
Twirls softly by.

All but blind
In the burning day,
The barn owl
Blunders on her way.

And blind as are
These three to me,
So blind to someone
I must be.


Comments about All But Blind by Walter de la Mare

  • (10/30/2018 11:29:00 AM)

    this is a very touching poem with a thoughtful figurative defination. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/30/2018 11:19:00 AM)

    nicely written, who agrees (Report)Reply

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  • (10/30/2018 11:19:00 AM)

    Its was very nicely written (Report)Reply

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  • (8/8/2018 7:46:00 AM)

    Because of the poem i won recitation competiton first price (Report)Reply

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  • Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (4/26/2014 8:40:00 PM)

    Liked the flow of the poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/7/2013 7:38:00 AM)

    All but blind
    In the evening sky,
    The hooded Bat
    Twirls softly by.

    This stanza is omitted from the poem above, which means the last verse makes no sense in referring to 'these three'
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Poem Edited: Friday, August 14, 2015


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