Edwin Arnold Poems
- Hagar In The Wilderness A weary waste of blank and barren ...
- Destiny Somewhere there waiteth in this world of ours For ...
- Almond Blossom Blossom of the almond trees, April's gift to ...
- After Death In Arabia He who died at Azan sends This to ...
- The Light Of Asia: Book The Th... In which calm home of happy...
- A Song Once - and only once - you gave One rich gift, which...
- The Fairy's Promise Poet. Beautiful silver-winged spirits of...
Sir Edwin Arnold (10 June 1832 – 24 March 1904) was an English poet and journalist, who is most known for his work, The Light of Asia
Arnold was born at Gravesend, Kent, the second son of a Sussex magistrate, Robert Coles Arnold. One of his six children was the novelist Edwin Lester Arnold. He was educated at King's School, Rochester; King's College London; and University College, ... more »
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Hagar In The Wilderness
A weary waste of blank and barren land,
A lonely, lonely sea of shifting sand,
A golden furnace gleaming overhead,
Scorching the blue sky into bloody red;
And not a breath to cool,-and not a breeze
To stir one feather of the drooping trees;
Only the desert wind with hungry moan,
Seeking for life to slay, and finding none;
Only the hot Sirocco's burning breath,
Spangled with sulphur-flame, and winged with death;
No sound, no step, no voice, no echo heard,
No cry of beast, no whirring wing of bird;
The silver-crested snake hath crept away
From the fell fury...