Walter de La Mare

Walter De La Mare

Walter John de la Mare OM, CH (/ˈdɛləˌmɛər/; 25 April 1873 – 22 June 1956) was an English poet, short story writer and novelist. He is probably best remembered for his works for children and for his poem "The Listeners". He also wrote some subtle psychological horror stories, amongst them "Seaton's Aunt" and "Out of the Deep". His 1921 novel Memoirs of a Midget won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction and his post-war Collected Stories for Children won the 1947 Carnegie Medal for British children's books.

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    What lovely things
    Thy hand hath made:
    Walter De La Mare (1873–1956)

    The sun may set and rise:
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    Ay, they heard his foot upon the stirrup,
    And the sound of iron on stone,
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