“step/out of the dream of Wake”

Hide and seek, says the Wind,

In the shade of the woods;

Hide and seek, says the Moon,

To the hazel buds;

Hide and seek, says the Cloud,

Star on to star;

Hide and seek, says the Wave,

At the harbour bar;

Hide and seek, say I,

To myself, and step

Out of the dream of Wake

Into the dream of Sleep.

Walter De La Mare – not a poet I’m usually fond of, but this is rather Emily Dickinson in tone. I like the line “star on to star” and the final 4 lines.

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