James Elroy Flecker

James Elroy Flecker Poems

41. The Sentimentalist 4/15/2010
42. The Ballad Of Iskander 4/15/2010
43. The Ballad Of Camden Town 4/15/2010
44. Hassan's Serenade 4/15/2010
45. Hialmar Speaks To The Raven: From Leconte De Lisle 4/15/2010
46. Epithalamion 4/15/2010
47. Stillness 4/15/2010
48. A Ship, An Isle, A Sickle Moon 4/15/2010
49. The War Songs Of The Saracens 4/15/2010
50. Yasmin (A Ghazel) 4/15/2010
51. The Gates Of Damascus 4/15/2010
52. The Old Ships 3/19/2003
53. To A Poet A Thousand Years Hence 4/15/2010
54. The Golden Journey To Samarkand 3/16/2003

Comments about James Elroy Flecker

  • Josie Dyson (6/23/2005 8:00:00 AM)

    Flecker was an outstanding poet - sadly he died young and his poetry with him it seems. It is impossible to buy his poems now - all out of print I believe.

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Best Poem of James Elroy Flecker

The Golden Journey To Samarkand

We who with songs beguile your pilgrimage
And swear that Beauty lives though lilies die,
We Poets of the proud old lineage
Who sing to find your hearts, we know not why, -

What shall we tell you? Tales, marvellous tales
Of ships and stars and isles where good men rest,
Where nevermore the rose of sunset pales,
And winds and shadows fall towards the West:

And there the world's first huge white-bearded kings
In dim glades sleeping, murmur in their sleep,
And closer round their breasts the ivy clings,
Cutting its pathway slow and...

Read the full of The Golden Journey To Samarkand

A Fragment

O puring westering streams
Shouting that I have leapt the mountain bar,
Down curve on curve my journey's white way gleams --
My road along the river of return.

I know the countries where the white moons burn,
And heavy star on star
Dips on the pale and crystal desert hills.
I know the river of the sun that fills

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