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By: Walter de la Mare

Ophelia by Walter de la Mare Ophelia

Ophelia, poem of the week for February 25, 2007; read here by twelve of our readers. Ophelia loved Hamlet, was repulsed by him, and went insane. She drowned in a stream, gathering flowers of remembrance. This is one of a number of poems that de la Mare wrote about Shakespeare characters.

By: Walter De la Mare (1873-1956)

The Three Mulla-mulgars by Walter De la Mare The Three Mulla-mulgars

Three monkey brothers, Thumb, Thimble, and Nod, are Mulla-mulgars or royal monkeys. As she dies, their mother gives them the enchanted Wonderstone for protection, and tells them to follow their father. They embark on a journey of fantastical adventure to find their father, who left years earlier in search of the kingdom of his brother, the Prince of the Valleys of Tishnar, promising to return for them after he had found the way.

Book cover Songs of Childhood
Book cover The Listeners and Other Poems
Book cover Return (de la Mare version)

A story of psychological horror, The Return explores ideas of identity, love, and alienation. Arthur grapples with the reactions of his family and community, and his own sanity, when he experiences a sudden and mysterious "transformation". (

Book cover Peacock Pie, a Book of Rhymes
Down-Adown-Derry A Book of Fairy Poems by Walter De la Mare Down-Adown-Derry A Book of Fairy Poems
Book cover Collected Poems 1901-1918 in Two Volumes Volume II.
Book cover Henry Brocken His Travels and Adventures in the Rich, Strange, Scarce-Imaginable Regions of Romance
Book cover Collected Poems 1901-1918

Early poems written by Walter de la Mare. de la Mare is best remembered for his works for children. This collection includes: Poems: 1906The Listeners: 1914Motley: 1918Songs of Childhood: 1901


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