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"Heap Cassia, Sandal-Buds And Stripes"

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Heap cassia, sandal-buds and stripes
Of labdanum, and aloe-balls,
Smeared with dull nard an Indian wipes
From out her hair: such balsam falls
Down sea-side mountain pedestals,
From tree-tops where tired winds are fain,
Spent with the vast and howling main,
To treasure half their island-gain.

And strew faint sweetness from some old

Egyptian's fine worm-eaten shroud
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Kumarmani Mahakul 03 October 2018

Beautifully penned. Lovely poem.

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Nadia Umber Lodhi 03 October 2018


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A fine poem to read with.

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A fine poem by the great poet.

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Adrian Flett 03 October 2018

The spices that preserve and treasure life 'As when a queen, long dead, was young'

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Dr Dillip K Swain 11 January 2021

Wonderful depiction of the beauty of the dead queen at her prime! Perfumed cassia sandal buds mouldering her lute and books... great sketch of the beautiful portrait of the queen with its compactness!

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Ratnakar Mandlik 03 October 2019

A mesmerizing beauty of the dead queen when she was young has been wonderfully portrayed.

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Ramesh T A 03 October 2019

The descriptive beauty of you queen dead long ago is finely depicted in this poem by Poet Robert Browning!

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Kingsley Egbukole 03 October 2019

Beautifully constructed. I love it

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Aniruddha Pathak 03 October 2019

Ah with what minute details the scene is painted! A lovely vintage from an old bard.

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