James Elroy Flecker

James Elroy Flecker Poems

41. The Dying Patriot 4/15/2010
42. The Second Sonnet Of Bathrolaire 4/15/2010
43. The Ballad Of Iskander 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. A Ship, An Isle, A Sickle Moon 4/15/2010
48. Yasmin (A Ghazel) 4/15/2010
49. Stillness 4/15/2010
50. The War Songs Of The Saracens 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
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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Ballad Of The Londoner

Evening falls on the smoky walls,
And the railings drip with rain,
And I will cross the old river
To see my girl again.
The great and solemn-gliding tram,
Love's still-mysterious car,
Has many a light of gold and white,
And a single dark red star.

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