Walter de la Mare – The Birthnight

Excellent poem by Walter de la Mare. He was an English poet during the first half of the 20th century and was best known for his works for children.

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The Birthnight

Dearest, it was a night
That in its darkness rocked Orion’s stars;
A sighing wind ran faintly white
Along the willows, and the cedar boughs
Laid their wide hands in stealthy peace across
The starry silence of their antique moss:
No sound save rushing air
Cold, yet all sweet with Spring,
And in thy mother’s arms, couched weeping there,
Thou, lovely thing.

xoxo – DJ

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