I’ve always written poetry… but far too feeble to share! However, as I also love other people’s poetry, I can at least share some of my favourite poems… and perhaps give some insight why I like them and they are important to me!

More from Walter…

Since posting ‘Silver’ by Walter de la Mare this morning, I can’t help but think of other much loved verses by him. Pieter Brueghel seems to inspire poets, I wrote a little while ago about ‘Landscape With the Fall of Icarus’ by William Carlos Williams. De la Mare was also inspired, by a chilly winter scene painted by the […]


A loved thing from childhood

SILVER Slowly, silently, now the moon Walks the night in her silver shoon; This way, and that, she peers, and sees Silver fruit upon silver trees; One by one the casements catch Her beams beneath the silvery thatch; Couched in his kennel, like a log, With paws of silver sleeps the dog; From their shadowy […]



Landscape With The Fall of Icarus According to Brueghel when Icarus fell it was spring a farmer was ploughing his field the whole pageantry of the year was awake tingling near the edge of the sea concerned with itself sweating in the sun that melted the wings’ wax unsignificantly off the coast there was a […]