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Walter de la Mare

By Davies, William H.

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Book Id: WPLBN0000253206
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Reproduction Date: 2007
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Title: Walter de la Mare  
Author: Davies, William H.
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Poetry, Verse drama
Collections: Poetry Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: Arabia // Far are the shades of Arabia, // Where the Princes ride at noon, // 'Mid the verdurous vales and thickets, // Under the ghost of the moon; // And so dark is that vaulted purple // Flowers in the forest rise // And toss into blossom 'gainst the phantom stars // Pale in the noonday skies. // Sweet is the music of Arabia // In my heart, when out of dreams // I still in the thin clear mirk of dawn // Descry her gliding streams; // Hear her strange lutes on the green banks // Ring loud with the grief and delight // Of the dim-silked, dark-haired Musicians // In the brooding silence of night. // They haunt me - her lutes and her forests; // No beauty on earth I see // But shadowed with that dream recalls // Her loveliness to me: // Still eyes look coldly upon me, // Cold voices whisper and say - // 'He is crazed with the spell of far Arabia, // They have stolen his wits away.' // The Sleeper // As Ann came in one summer's day, // She felt that she must creep, // So silent was the clear cool house, // It seemed a house of sleep. // And sure, when she pushed open the door, // Rapt in the stillness there, // Her mother sat, with stooping head, // Asleep upon a chair; // Fast - fast asleep; her two hands laid // Loose-folded on her knee, // So that her small unconscious face // Looked half unreal to be: // So calmly lit with sleep's pale light // Each feature was; so fair // Her forehead - every trouble was // Smooth'd out beneath her hair. // But though her mind in dream now moved, // Still seemed her gaze to rest...


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