Laurence Hope

(1865-1904 / India)

Laurence Hope Poems

1. Unforgotten 9/28/2010
2. The Teak Forest 9/28/2010
3. In the Early, Pearly Morning 9/28/2010
4. Adoration 9/28/2010
5. The Singer 9/28/2010
6. Youth 9/28/2010
7. The Bride 9/28/2010
8. Among The Rice Fields 9/28/2010
9. Sampan Song 9/28/2010
10. I Arise and go Down to the River 9/28/2010
11. Disappointment 9/28/2010
12. Shivratri (the Night of Shiva) (While the procession passed at Ramesram) 9/28/2010
13. Malaria 9/28/2010
14. Atavism 9/28/2010
15. Lalila, To The Ferengi Lover 9/28/2010
16. The Tom-toms 9/28/2010
17. The Window Overlooking The Harbour 9/28/2010
18. There Is No Breeze To Cool The Heat Of Love 9/28/2010
19. This Month The Almonds Bloom At Kandahar 9/28/2010
20. Thoughts: Mahomed Akram 9/28/2010

Lost Delight

After the Hazara War

I lie alone beneath the Almond blossoms,
Where we two lay together in the spring,
And now, as then, the mountain snows are melting,
This year, as last, the water-courses sing.

That was another spring, and other flowers,
Hung, pink and fragile, on the leafless tree,

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