“Music” by Walter de la Mare


When music sounds, gone is the earth I know,
And all her lovely things even lovelier grow;
Her flowers in vision flame, her forest trees
Lift burdened branches, stilled with ecstasies.

When music sounds, out of the water rise
Naiads whose beauty dims my waking eyes,
Rapt in strange dream burns each enchanted face,
With solemn echoing stirs their dwelling-place.

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Walter de la Mare's poem "Music" was published in Georgian Poetry 1913-1915. View digitized versions of this publication at the following location(s):



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