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Yngvild
Jan 20, 2010 Yngvild rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry, childrens
The poems in Walter de la Mare’s Secret Laughter are easy enough for young children to read, without being tiresome for an adult to speak. Most of the poems are about childhood, nature or growing old. This one is called Kings.

King Canute
Sat down by the sea,
Up washed the tide
And away went he.

Good King Alfred
Cried, ‘My sakes!
Not five winks,
And look at those cakes!’

Lackland John
Were a right royal Tartar
Till he made his mark
Upon Magna Carta:

Ink, seal, table,
On Runnymede green,
Anno Domini
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Walter John de la Mare was an English poet, short story writer and novelist, probably best remembered for his works for children and The Listeners. He was descended from a family of French Huguenots, and was educated at St Paul's School. His first book, Songs of Childhood, was published under the name Walter Ramal. He worked in the statistics department of the London office of Standard Oil for eig ...more
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