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Sunken Garden and Other Poems

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Sunken Garden and Other Poems by Walter De la Mare is a collection of poems that delves deep into the realms of nature, human emotions, and the mysteries of existence. De la Mare's lyrical and evocative language paints vivid pictures and stirs up a range of emotions in the reader.

The poems in this collection are beautifully crafted, with rich imagery and a keen sense of rhythm. De la Mare's exploration of themes such as the passage of time, the beauty of the natural world, and the complexities of human experience is both thought-provoking and deeply moving. The poet's keen observation of the world around him is evident in every line, making the reader see familiar things in a new light.

One of the standout features of Sunken Garden and Other Poems is De la Mare's ability to evoke a strong sense of atmosphere in his verse. Whether he is describing the tranquility of a garden, the fleeting beauty of a sunset, or the depths of human sorrow, the poet's words have a power to transport the reader to another place and time.

Overall, Sunken Garden and Other Poems is a beautifully written collection that will appeal to lovers of poetry and nature alike. De la Mare's masterful command of language and imagery make this a truly enchanting read that will linger in the reader's mind long after the book is closed.

Book Description:
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. The poet's work thus both unites and at times divides our previously familiar concepts and long-held beliefs with a component of the mystical progression of life itself as we each venture along a path in some ways familiar yet in other ways oddly disjointed and exotic.

Prepare to be amazed at the journey on which Walter de la Mare, this exceptional poet, is about to take us. Prepare to depart on an adventure to the realms of this master poet's Sunken Garden, a "green and darkling spot" where perhaps "a distant dreamer dreams." Prepare to share in those universal reveries of prescience that bring wonder and amazement to us all. - Summary by Bruce Kachuk


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