Letitia Elizabeth Landon

(1802-1838 / England)

Cafes In Damascus - Poem by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

LANGUIDLY the night-wind bloweth
From the gardens round,
Where the clear Barrada floweth
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Comments about Cafes In Damascus by Letitia Elizabeth Landon

  • Rookie - 275 Points Peter Bolton (6/23/2015 5:42:00 AM)

    This poem has the preface:
    “And Mahomet turned aside, and would not enter the fair city: ' It is, ' said he, ' too delicious.'

    Miss Landon adds the comment:
    The Cafés are perhaps the greatest luxury that a stranger can find in Damascus. Gardens, kiosques, fountains, and groves are abundant around every Eastern capital; but Cafés on the very bosom of a rapid river, and bathed by its waves, are peculiar to this ancient city: they are formed so as to exclude the rays of the sun while they admit the breeze.

    Would that the city were just so today. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 17,730 Points Ramesh Rai (6/21/2013 6:28:00 AM)

    i like the lasr stanza of this poem. beautiful write (Report) Reply








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