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Grim

Language: English

Beside the blaze of forty fires
  Giant Grim doth sit,
Roasting a thick-wooled mountain sheep
  Upon an iron spit.
Above him wheels the winter sky,
  Beneath him, fathoms deep,
Lies hidden in the valley mists
  A village fast asleep --
Save for one restive hungry dog
  That, snuffing towards the height,
Smells Grim's broiled supper-meat, and spies
  His watchfire twinkling bright.


Confirmed with Peacock Pie. A Book of Rhymes by Walter de la Mare, London: Constable & Co. Ltd., [1920], page 122.


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Text added to the website: 2014-04-13.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:29
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