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Walter de la Mare


The far moon maketh lovers wise
    In her pale beauty trembling down,
Lending curved cheeks, dark lips, dark eyes,
    A strangeness not her own.
And, though they shut their lids to kiss,
    In starless darkness peace to win,
Even on that secret world from this
    Her twilight enters in.

This poem is in the public domain.


Walter de la Mare (1873 - 1956) was a British author of diverse talent who wrote everything from horror stories to children's books. Known to family and friends as "Jack," his work tended to focus around the themes of childhood, imagination, and the supernatural. Happily married to a woman ten years his senior, with whom he had four children, Walter spent nearly twenty years working as a bookkeeper before a government pension finally allowed him to fully devote his time to writing. For more information, visit The Walter de la Mare Society website.



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Jayne, Thank you for this moonlight experience. Great way to begin the day.
Posted 01/12/2017 08:41 AM
Ohhhhh.This was so lovely. An embrace of the moon...Thanks, Jack & Jayne.
Posted 01/12/2017 05:59 AM

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