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We Are The Music-Makers

Rating: 3.9

We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams.
World-losers and world-forsakers,
Upon whom the pale moon gleams;
Yet we are the movers and shakers,
Of the world forever, it seems.

With wonderful deathless ditties

We build up the world's great cities,
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Practicing Poetess 18 March 2017

Goosebumps here. Richly descriptive; A poet's dream! Our poems shall live on, long after we are gone. I'm still new enough to this site (since March 13th) that I only just discovered this feature, but this one is going in my favourite poems list!

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Brian Jani 19 June 2014

I.like this poem, i can relate to it

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Ed Yap 05 April 2010

The version posted elsewhere on this site (http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/ode-2/) is more correct. There, the sixth line reads, 'On whom the pale moon gleams' not 'Upon whom the pale moon gleams' as it appears here.

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One of my favorites.always a ten! ! !

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Shannon Warren 04 June 2004

This isn't the full poem. Do you know of anywhere that has the full thing?

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Kate Cartwright 02 October 2015

It had 9 verses originally. Palgrave discarded 6 of them and put the remaining 3 in his Palgrave's Golden Treasury like verses 1 and 3 - 2 is a bit Victorian British Empire. What you think?

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