A Song of Enchantment

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A Song of Enchantment
written by Walter de la Mare
Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes (1913) Link to further information




 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 wandered 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.

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