Walter de la Mare

(1873 - 1958 / Kent / England)

The Birthnight - Poem by Walter de la Mare

Dearest, it was a night
That in its darkness rocked Orion's stars;
A sighing wind ran faintly white
Along the willows, and the cedar boughs
Laid their wide hands in stealthy peace across
The starry silence of their antique moss:
No sound save rushing air
Cold, yet all sweet with Spring,
And in thy mother's arms, couched weeping there,
Thou, lovely thing.

Topic(s) of this poem: birthday


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  • Ruta Mohapatra (7/10/2018 12:58:00 PM)

    A unique birthday song! Thanks for sharing! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 3, 2014



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