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DREAM-SONG Walter de la Mare









DREAM-SONG
Walter de la Mare


Sunlight, moonlight,
Twilight, starlight— 
Gloaming at the close of day,
And an owl calling,
Cool dews falling 
In a wood of oak and may.

Lantern-light, taper-light,
Torchlight, no-light: 
Darkness at the shut of day,
And lions roaring, 
Their wrath pouring 
In wild waste places far away.

Elf-light, bat-light, 
Touchwood-light and toad-light, 
And the sea a shimmering gloom of grey, 
And a small face smiling 
In a dream's beguiling 
In a world of wonders far away.

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