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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". (

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

Book cover Listeners

This year's Hollowe'en offering is an eerie tale by Walter de La Mare.

Book cover Crossings: A Fairy Play

Under the terms of a will, the Wildersham children have to relocate from the family house in the city to "Crossings" in the country, and to spend the first fortnight alone fending for themselves in the house. The children encounter interesting country neighbors, including ghosts and fairies. Or are they dreaming? Walter De La Mare was a poet, and we have a number of his poems available at. This is his only play: "Crossings was produced for the first time in 1919, at the Wick School, Hove, to celebrate the coming of Peace...

Book cover Sunken Garden and Other Poems

This fantastic adventure into the realms of the imagination is a superb example of the incomparable skill of poet Walter de la Mare. In this collection the poet explores the intersection of reality and fantasy within the context of an earth-centeredness that extends far beyond our knowing present - an exploration garnered from dreams, from mindful awakening, indeed from ephemeral ventures into the hitherto unknown. In this series of related but diverse poems de la Mare appeals to our thoughtful consideration of his work based not solely on its subject matter but from an element of the supernatural interwoven within each verse...

Book cover Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes

These wonderful, whimsical poems from the incomparable Walter de la Mare describe the bliss of childhood, explore the marvel of a child's imagination and portray the intriguing landscapes of existences both lived and imagined by a young mind in a magical kingdom located somewhere between daydream and caprice. In these poems we experience aspects of a reality unencumbered by concern, unhindered by anxiety, and share an imagination free to wander, ponder, contemplate, envision and express itself in a marvelous mosaic of impression, inspiration and introspection...

Book cover Disguise

volunteers bring you 7 recordings of The Disguise by Walter De La Mare. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 17, 2022. ----- Walter De La Mare was an English poet, short story writer and novelist, best known for his works for children and ghost stories, the latter of which were a favorite of H. P. Lovecraft. His first book of poetry, Songs of Childhood, was published in 1902. - Summary by mungojerry311

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