December 19th, 2011
Over the millennia, mistletoe has been a symbol of romance and fertility. Since the 18th century or earlier, it’s been used as a Christmas decoration, hung from above… and if a man and a woman should happen to find each other together under the mistletoe, they have to kiss! Here you can read a poem […]
June 1st, 2010
The Fly was written by the British poet, Walter de la Mare (1873 – 1956). It’s a poem about how the world looks different to a fly. Everything is in your point of view! THE FLY How large unto the tiny fly Must little things appear!— A rosebud like a feather bed, Its prickle like […]
March 5th, 2009
Nancy wrote to me looking for: “the complete poem by Walter de la Mare which starts with: ‘Someone came a-knocking on my wee small door….'” Here is Walter de la Mare’s poem called SOME ONE: SOME ONE Some one came knocking At my wee, small door; Some one came knocking, I’m sure – sure – […]
June 12th, 2008
Here’s a beautiful poem, which can also be sung as a lullaby, by Walter de la Mare (1873 – 1956)… THE CHILD LULLS HIMSELF TO SLEEP “Hide and seek,” says the Wind In the shade of the woods; “Hide and seek,” says the Moon To the hazel buds; “Hide and seek,” says the Cloud, Star […]
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