Walter de la Mare

(1873 - 1958 / Kent / England)

The Ghost - Poem by Walter de la Mare

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.

Comments about The Ghost by Walter de la Mare

  • Mahtab Bangalee (8/18/2018 10:46:00 PM)

    enthralled and stillness of mind-

    My heart, like a sea,
    Silent after a storm that hath died,
    Sleeps within me.
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  • Khairul Ahsan (8/18/2018 9:57:00 PM)

    A poem of peace and calmness, of sorrows and stillness. (Report) Reply

  • Chandan Dey (8/18/2018 3:34:00 PM)

    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.
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  • Adrian Flett (8/18/2018 9:46:00 AM)

    The calm, the quiet and the peace of the 'eternal hour' (Report) Reply

  • Ruta Mohapatra (8/18/2018 8:15:00 AM)

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

  • Glen Kappy (8/18/2018 7:24:00 AM)

    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 (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/18/2018 5:34:00 AM)

    A well executed poem with nice theme has been shared. (Report) Reply

  • (8/18/2018 12:53:00 AM)

    An amazing poem on a sombre theme. (Report) Reply

  • (3/27/2018 5:00:00 AM)

    its not that scary as I thought but I love I like the starting because of the peace word and it looks like you are reading a prayer out. (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (8/18/2017 3:03:00 PM)

    My heart, like a sea,
    Silent after a storm that hath died,
    Sleeps within me.
    Thanks for the great poem.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/18/2017 2:16:00 PM)

    The Host! ! Silent after a storm! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (8/18/2017 1:09:00 AM)

    Such a great interesting piece of work.... (Report) Reply

  • (8/18/2017 1:08:00 AM)

    So tragic! Yet beautiful! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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