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 Post subject: "The Lonely Dreamer" - a poem by William Henry Davies (1913)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:49 pm 
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Does anybody know if it was this poem by William Henry Davies that inspired the lonely dreamer reference in Mother of Pearl?

Quote:
The Lonely Dreamer

He lives his lonely life, and when he dies
A thousand hearts maybe will utter sighs;
Because they liked his songs, and now their bird
Sleeps with his head beneath his wing, unheard.

But what kind hand will tend his grave, and bring
Those blossoms there, of which he used to sing?
Who'll kiss his mound, and wish the time would come
To lie with him inside that silent tomb?

And who'll forget the dreamer's skill, and shed
A tear because a loving heart is dead?
Heigh ho for gossip then, and common sighs—
And let his death bring tears in no one's eyes.


Source: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Lonely_Dreamer

(I hope I'mn not violating any copyright by posting this here. Afaik according to German copyright law the copyright expires after 99 years, so I think it should be allright, but I don't know about international law.)

Greetings,

Elle Dee ;)


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