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Down-Adown-Derry: A Book Of Fairy Poems

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Collection of poetry, first published in 1922.
Hardcover, 3rd Edition, 195 pages
Published 1924 by Henry Holt and Company (first published 1922)
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Nov 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: if you like fairy-tales or children's poetry
A cute collection of fairy poems by Walter de la Mare with beautiful illustrations by Dorothy P. Lathrop.

The Fairies Dancing:

I heard the fairies in a ring
Sing as they tripped a lilting round
Soft as the moon on wavering wing.


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Cute, charming poems. Almost a little too cute at times, spoiled as I am to modern cynicism and antique fear of the fae. I expect a bit more fairy gold that melts away at dawn and fairy wishes calculated to be literal and cruel when granted. These are only occasionally mildly eerie, but if you adjust your expectations that way, you won't be disappointed by this little collection.

Found a Project Gutenberg copy of this to load onto my Kindle -- it never fails to piss me off to see public domain w
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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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