The Ghost Poem by Walter de la Mare

The Ghost

Rating: 3.3


Peace in thy hands,
Peace in thine eyes,
Peace on thy brow;
Flower of a moment in the eternal hour,
Peace with me now.

Not a wave breaks,
Not a bird calls,
My heart, like a sea,
Silent after a storm that hath died,
Sleeps within me.

All the night's dews,
All the world's leaves,
All winter's snow
Seem with their quiet to have stilled in life's dream
All sorrowing now.

The Ghost
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Chandan Dey 18 August 2018

It’s a wonderful poem of Walter de la Mare. It fuses life with nature immaculately. It creates a strong quantum effect where time appears to be relatively stable. Thanks for posting. Chandan

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Glen Kappy 18 August 2018

I like this poem for its craft—its accessibility, the simplicity in its parallel structure. And I relate in feeling of it—until the last line. Why, I wonder, are these things in nature sorrowing? -GK

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Ruta Mohapatra 18 August 2018

Mournful and subdued! The lines simultaneously produce a sad and calming effect on the reader! A great poem from a great poet!

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 18 August 2017

My heart, like a sea, Silent after a storm that hath died, Sleeps within me. Thanks for the great poem.

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Nwaka tochukwu 12 June 2022

Please i don't really understand this line.. please help me out

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Sylvia Frances Chan 18 August 2019

Most beautifully worded, but true full melancholy, sadness and sorrows. Daunting poem, and as I am guessing, this poem has been chosen for the third time as The Modern Poem Of The Day, most deserving, I reckon. CONGRATULATIONS to the family of the late poet. For me this is an eerie poem by a classic poet. But most beautiful in its tune. His dreamlike visions had much similarities with Blake! Really.

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Dr Antony Theodore 18 August 2019

All the night's dews, All the world's leaves, All winter's snow Seem with their quiet to have stilled in life's dream All sorrowing now. great poem of Walter de la Mare

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Kumarmani Mahakul 18 August 2019

So touchingly inscribed on tragic and peace. I found it second time chosen as the modern poem of the poem of the day. Congratulations.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 18 August 2019

Peace in thy hands Peace in thine eyes Peace in thy brow Flower of a moment in the eternal hour." Nice lines making the beautiful poem worth selection as modern poem of the day.

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My heart, like a sea, Silent after a storm that hath died, Sleeps within me

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