Take the Granger's Guided Tour hereIn celebration of National Poetry Month in April, we are pleased to present over the next several days the winning poems (and honorable mentions) in our second annual Granger's Poetry Contest here.
Walter De la Mare
Walter de la Mare, who was born in Kent, was too poor to go to school beyond adolescence. He worked for many years as a bookkeeper for a petroleum conglomerate—Anglo-American Oil Company, at the time a branchread more
“Is there anybody there?” said the Traveller,
Knocking on the moonlit door;
And his horse in the silence champed the grasses
Of the forest's ferny floor:5
And a bird flew up out of the turret,
Above the Traveller's head:
And he smote upon the door again a second time
“Is there anybody there?” he said.
But no one descended to the Traveller;
What poet's epitaph reads, "And alien tears will fill for him / Pity's long broken urn, / For his mourners will be outcast men, / And outcasts always mourn"?Answer Previous Trivia Questions