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    Forgive my chiming in.
    Lol... thank you for your contribution... please drop in any time

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    Quote Originally Posted by tailor STATELY View Post


    Walter de la Mare's poem is quite enigmatic. I found a critique of "The Listeners" that opened more questions than resolved...
    https://www.litbug.com/2021/08/14/th...-and-analysis/

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    He seems to me as a supernaturalistic poet. Some of his poems are considered to be written for children, but they do not sound to me like it. They are just full of symbilistic meanings, like

    Someone



    by Walter de la Mare



    Someone came knocking
    At my wee, small door;
    Someone came knocking,
    I'm sure sure sure;
    I listened, I opened,
    I looked to left and right,
    But nought there was a-stirring
    In the still, dark night;
    Only the busy beetle
    Tap-tapping in the wall,
    Only from the forest
    The screech owl's call,
    Only the cricket whistling
    While the dewdrops fall,
    So I know not who came knocking,
    At all, at all, at all.

    I, simply, adore his style. But, again... maybe I am childish... LOL

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    A poem of this genre is one of my favorites...

    Antigonish - Hughes Mearns

    Yesterday, upon the stair,
    I met a man who wasn't there
    He wasn't there again today
    I wish, I wish he'd go away...

    When I came home last night at three
    The man was waiting there for me
    But when I looked around the hall
    I couldn't see him there at all!
    Go away, go away, don't you come back any more!
    Go away, go away, and please don't slam the door... (slam!)

    Last night I saw upon the stair
    A little man who wasn't there
    He wasn't there again today
    Oh, how I wish he'd go away...

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor
    Last edited by tailor STATELY; 01-03-2023 at 06:36 PM. Reason: syntax
    tailor

    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    Quote Originally Posted by tailor STATELY View Post
    A poem of this genre is one of my favorites...

    Antigonish - Hughes Mearns

    Yesterday, upon the stair,
    I met a man who wasn't there
    He wasn't there again today
    I wish, I wish he'd go away...

    When I came home last night at three
    The man was waiting there for me
    But when I looked around the hall
    I couldn't see him there at all!
    Go away, go away, don't you come back any more!
    Go away, go away, and please don't slam the door... (slam!)

    Last night I saw upon the stair
    A little man who wasn't there
    He wasn't there again today
    Oh, how I wish he'd go away...

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor
    tailor, "You are talking my language!"


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