Collected poems, 1901-1918

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COLLECTED POEMS

1901-1918

BY

WALTER DE LA MARE

IN TWO VOLUMES

VOL. I

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NEW YORK

HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY

1920

Copyright, 1920

BY

Henry Holt and Company

CONTENTS

POEMS: 1906

Lyrical Poems PAGE
Shadow 5
Unregarding 6
They Told Me 7
Sorcery 8
The Children of Stare 10
Age 12
The Glimpse 14
Remembrance 16
Treachery 17
In Vain 18
The Miracle 19
Keep Innocency 21
The Phantom 23
Voices 25
Thule 26
The Birthnight: to F 27
The Death-Dream 28
"Where Is Thy Victory?" 29
Foreboding 31
Vain Finding 33
Napoleon 34
England 35
Truce 36
Evening 37
Night 39
The Universe 40



PAGE
Gloria Mundi 41
Idleness 43
Goliath 45
Characters from Shakespeare
Falstaff 49
Macbeth 51
Banquo 52
Mercutio 53
Juliet's Nurse 54
Iago 56
Imogen 58
Polonius 59
Ophelia 60
Hamlet 61
Sonnets
The Happy Encounter 65
April 66
Sea-Magic 67
The Market-Place 68
Anatomy 69
Even in the Grave 70
Bright Life 71
Humanity 72
Virtue 73
Memories of Childhood
Reverie 77
The Massacre 78
Echo 80
Fear 81
The Mermaids 83
PAGE
Myself 84
Autumn 85
Winter 86
Envoi: To My Mother 91

THE LISTENERS: 1914

The Three Cherry Trees 95
Old Susan 96
Old Ben 97
Miss Loo 99
The Tailor 101
Martha 102
The Sleeper 104
The Keys of Morning 106
Rachel 108
Alone 109
The Bells 111
The Scarecrow 112
Nod 113
The Bindweed 114
Winter 115
There Blooms No Bud in May 116
Noon and Night Flower 117
Estranged 118
The Tired Cupid 119
Dreams 120
Faithless 121
The Shade 122
Be Angry Now No More 123
Exile 124
Where? 125
Music Unheard 126
All That's Past 128
When the Rose Is Faded 130
PAGE
Sleep 131
The Stranger 132
Never More Sailor 133
Arabia 135
The Mountains 136
Queen Djenira 137
Never-to-Be 138
The Dark Château 140
The Dwelling-Place 142
The Listeners 144
Time Passes 146
Beware! 148
The Journey 149
Haunted 153
Silence 155
Winter Dusk 157
The Ghost 159
An Epitaph 160
"The Hawthorn Hath a Deathly Smell" 161

MOTLEY: 1919

The Little Salamander 165
The Linnet 166
The Sunken Garden 167
The Riddlers 168
Moonlight 170
The Blind Boy 171
The Quarry 172
Mrs. Grundy 173
The Tryst 175
Alone 177
The Empty House 178
Mistress Fell 180
The Ghost 182
PAGE
The Stranger 183
Betrayal 184
The Cage 185
The Revenant 186
Music 188
The Remonstrance 189
Nocturne 191
The Exile 192
The Unchanging 193
Invocation 194
Eyes 195
Life 196
The Disguise 197
Vain Questioning 199
Vigil 200
The Old Men 201
The Dreamer 202
Motley 203
The Marionettes 206
To E. T.: 1917 208
April Moon 209
The Fool's Song 210
Clear Eyes 211
Dust to Dust 212
The Three Strangers 213
Alexander 214
The Reawakening 216
The Vacant Day 217
The Flight 218
For All the Grief 219
The Scribe 220
Fare Well 222


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