Walter de la Mare

(1873 - 1958 / Kent / England)

The Spirit Of Air - Poem by Walter de la Mare

Coral and clear emerald,
And amber from the sea,
Lilac-coloured amethyst,
Chalcedony;
The lovely Spirit of Air
Floats on a cloud and doth ride,
Clad in the beauties of earth
Like a bride.

So doth she haunt me; and words
Tell but a tithe of the tale.
Sings all the sweetness of Spring
Even in the nightengale?
Nay, but with echoes she cries
Of the valley of love;
Dews on the thorns of her feet,
And darkness above.


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  • Brian Jani (7/12/2014 8:39:00 AM)


    i am a fan of this piece.your poetry is always worthwhile to read (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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