The Listeners

ahhhhhh, what a line that is:

“And how the silence surged softly backward…. ”

We had to learn this poem by Walter De La Mare back in primary school, and when I stumbled across this reading of it below it would be the first time I’ve heard it since!

One Response to The Listeners

  1. Connor Walsh says:

    Yes! And TS Eliot felt it too – I first discovered this “To Walter de la Mare” in the library at Radio New Zealand on a quiet Sunday shift. It evoked story-telling though sound so well, and has stayed with me since:

    http://wonderingminstrels.blogspot.co.uk/2000/12/to-walter-de-la-mare-t-s-eliot.html

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