“The Sleeper” by Walter de la Mare

The Sleeper

As Ann came in one summer's day,
She felt that she must creep,
So silent was the clear cool house,
It seemed a house of sleep.
And sure, when she pushed open the door,
Rapt in the stillness there,
Her mother sat, with stooping head,
Asleep upon a chair;

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Walter de la Mare's poem "The Sleeper" was published in Georgian Poetry, 1911-1912To read this poem in full in a digitized version of this publication, follow the link below: