Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ECHO, by WALTER JOHN DE LA MARE

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First Line: Who called?' I said, and the words
Last Line: Wailed to and fro.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Echoes

'Who called?' I said, and the words
Through the whispering glades,
Hither, thither, baffled the birds --
'Who called? Who called?'

The leafy boughs on high
Hissed in the sun;
The dark air carried my cry
Faintingly on:

Eyes in the green, in the shade,
In the motionless brake,
Voices that said what I said,
For mockery's sake:

'Who cares?' I bawled through my tears;
The wind fell low:
In the silence, 'Who cares? Who cares?'
Wailed to and fro.

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