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A POEM FOR SUMMER
BY
Walter de la Mare (April 25, 1873 - June 22, 1956}.

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A SONG OF ENCHANTMENT

A song of enchantment I sang me there,
In a green-green wood by waters fair,
Just as the words came up to me
I sang it under the wild wood tree.

Widdershins turned I, singing it low,
Watching the wild birds come and go;
No cloud in the deep dark blue to be seen
Under the thick-thatched branches green.

Twilight came, silence came:
The planet of Evening's silver flame;
By darkening paths I wander through
Thickets trembling with drops of dew.

But the music is lost and the words are gone
Of the song I sang as I sat alone,
Ages and ages have fallen on me-
On the wood and the pool and the elder tree.



Robin-on-branch by D-A-Skelly

WINTER

Clouded with snow
The cold winds blow,
And shrill on leafless bough
The Robin with its burning breast
Along sings now.

The rayless sun,
Day's journey done,
Sheds its last ebbing light
On fields in leagues of beauty spread
Unearthly white.

Thick draws the dark,
And spark by spark,
The frost-fires kindle, and soon
Over the sea of frozen foam
Floats the white moon.

Walter de la Mare (April 25, 1873 - June 22, 1956}.



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FRUTTA di MARE

I am a sea-shell flung
Up from the ancient sea;
Now I lie here, among
Roots of a tamarisk tree;
No one listens to me.

I sing to myself all day
In a husky voice, quite low,
Things the great fishes say
And you most need to know;
All night I sing just so.

But lift me from the ground,
And harken at my rim
Only your sorrows sound
Amazed, perplexed and dim
Comes coiling to the brim.

From what the wise whales ponder
Awakening out from sleep,
The key to all your wonder,
The answers of the deep,
These to myself I keep.

Geoffrey Scott (11 June 1884 – 14 August 1929)

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Bygone Dragonfly
Iridescent flash of light
Colour captivates
Transient guest of summer time
Once skimmed quiet highland lake.

Fossil memory
Captured in amber resin
Beguiled by beauty
Simmering glow from distant past 
Exquisite enchantress.


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05/08/18


*Fossil Memory*
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*Where Time Stands Still*
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*COTILLION*
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Not confined to a syllable count. 
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*Celtic Chieftain*

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This work  is loosely based on the mythical Manannán Mac Lir a fearless Celtic legend who guards the ocean. His boat is called "Wave Sweeper"along with his horses he triumphs over the sea.

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*The Oak*
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