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One moment take thy rest. Out of mere nought in space Beauty moved human breast To tell in this far face A dream in noonday seen, Never to fade or pass; A breath-time's mute delight; A joy in flight: The aught desire doth mean Sighing, Alas!
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About This Poem
"Alas" was published in the magazine The Owl in October 1919.
Walter de la Mare was born on April 25, 1873, in London, England. His collections include The Listeners (Constable & Company, 1912) and The Veil and Other Poems (Constable & Company, 1921). He died on June 22, 1956.
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