James Elroy Flecker

James Elroy Flecker Poems

41. The Ballad Of Iskander 4/15/2010
42. The Ballad Of Camden Town 4/15/2010
43. Hassan's Serenade 4/15/2010
44. Hialmar Speaks To The Raven: From Leconte De Lisle 4/15/2010
45. We That Were Friends 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 Old Ships 3/19/2003
52. The Gates Of Damascus 4/15/2010
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...

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A Western Voyage

My friend the Sun—like all my friends
Inconstant, lovely, far away -
Is out, and bright, and condescends
To glory in our holiday.
A furious march with him I'll go
And race him in the Western train,
And wake the hills of long ago
And swim the Devon sea again.

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