Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy

(14 March 1844 – 30 January 1881 / London)

We Are The Music-Makers - Poem by Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy

We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
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Comments about We Are The Music-Makers by Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy

  • Practicing Poetess (3/18/2017 4:56:00 PM)

    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 (6/19/2014 4:41:00 AM) this poem, i can relate to it (Report) Reply

  • (4/5/2010 11:06:00 PM)

    The version posted elsewhere on this site (http: // 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. (Report) Reply

  • (8/5/2009 9:40:00 AM)

    One of my favorites.always a ten! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (6/4/2004 7:58:00 AM)

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

    Kate Cartwright (10/2/2015 4:43:00 AM)

    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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