by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956)

Some one
Language: English 
Some one came knocking
  At my wee, small door;
Some one came knocking,
  I'm sure - sure - sure;
I listened, I opened,
  I looked to left and right,
But naught there was a-stirring
  In the still dark night;
Only the busy beetle
  Tap-tapping in the wall,
Only from the forest
  The screech-owl's call,
Only the cricket whistling
  [While]1 the dewdrops fall,
So I know not who came knocking,
  At all, at all, at all.

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This text was added to the website: 2007-04-25
Line count: 16
Word count: 75