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Flecker, James Elroy    Poet's Biography
93 poems available by this author


A FRAGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: O pouring westering streams
Last Line: All to embrace his mother throned in her shell.


A MIRACLE OF BETHLEHEM    Poem Text    
First Line: I pray you, tell me where you go
Last Line: O sorrow, he is dead!
Subject(s): Bethlehem, Palestine


A NEW YEAR'S CAROL    Poem Text    
First Line: Awake, awake! The world is young
Last Line: The silent pools of light and truth.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A SACRED DIALOGUE (CHRISTMAS 1912)    Poem Text    
First Line: The silver bishop of bethlehem
Last Line: The christmas day of the hosts!
Subject(s): Balkan Wars (1912, 1913); Christmas; Nativity, The


A SHIP, AN ISLE, A SICKLE MOON    Poem Text    


A SHIP, AN ISLE, A SICKLE MOON       


A WESTERN VOYAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: My friend the sun - like all my friends
Last Line: My brother and good friend, the sun.
Subject(s): Sun


ARIEYA    Poem Text    
First Line: This place was formed divine for love and us to dwell
Last Line: This worst and best of songs, one who loves it, and you.


BALLAD OF CAMDEN TOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: I walked with maisie long years back
Last Line: So much, I can't forget.
Subject(s): Camden Town, London


BALLAD OF THE LONDONER    Poem Text    
First Line: Evening falls on the smoky walls
Last Line: Where flowers are pale and few.
Subject(s): London; Love


BRUMANA    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh shall I never never be home again?
Last Line: And dream and dream that I am home again!
Subject(s): Homesickness


BRYAN OF BRITTANY    Poem Text    
First Line: Roses are golden or white or red
Last Line: "must over the hill with me."
Subject(s): Brittany, France


DESTROYER OF SHIPS, MEN, CITIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Helen of troy has sprung from hell
Last Line: And live dissatisfied.
Subject(s): Helen Of Troy; Mythology - Classical


DIRGE    Poem Text    
First Line: If there be any grief
Last Line: Lie here, till morning come.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


DON JUAN DECLAIMS    Poem Text    
First Line: I am don juan, curst from age to age
Last Line: And took my hand, and I was led away.
Subject(s): Don Juan


DONDE ESTAN? (A FRAGMENT)    Poem Text    
First Line: We are they who dream no dreams
Last Line: Of proud vienna.


DULCE LUMEN, TRISTE NUMEN, SUAVE LUMEN LUMINUM    Poem Text    
First Line: The town whose quiet veins are dark green sea
Last Line: Bravely, like men who see beyond the skies.


ENVOY    Poem Text    
First Line: The young men leap, and toss their golden hair
Last Line: The doubtful shadow of a demon flame.


EPITHALAMION    Poem Text    
First Line: Smile then, children, hand in hand
Last Line: And the movement of the morning.
Subject(s): Wedding Song; Epithalamium


FELO-DE-SE    Poem Text    
First Line: The song of a man who was dead
Last Line: And sing a celestial tune.
Subject(s): Suicide


FOUNTAINS    Poem Text    
First Line: Soft is the collied night, and cool
Last Line: Wave and float the nenuphars.
Subject(s): Fountains


FRAGMENTS OF AN ODE TO SHELLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Since men have always crowned the tomb
Last Line: And bathed his forehead in the pool of night.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822)


FROM GRENOBLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Now have I seen, in graisivaudan's vale
Last Line: And the rose-garden of my gracious home.
Subject(s): Grenoble, France; Travel; Journeys; Trips


GATES OF DAMASCUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Four great gates has the city of damascus
Last Line: Who walks thy garden eve on eve, and bows his head, and calls thee friend.
Subject(s): Damascus, Syria


GLION - EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: From glion when the sun declines
Last Line: Graved by the poet gautier
Subject(s): Evening; Glion, Switzerland; Sunset; Twilight


GLION - NOON    Poem Text    
First Line: From glion on an august noon
Last Line: Standing immutably alone.
Subject(s): Glion, Switzerland; Noon


GOD SAVE THE KING    Poem Text    
First Line: God save our gracious king
Last Line: God save the king!
Subject(s): Patriotism


GRAVIS SULCIS IMMUTABILIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, let me kiss your wistful face
Last Line: In summer on forsaken shores.
Subject(s): Love; Time


HEXAMETERS    Poem Text    
First Line: O happy dome so lightly swimming through storm-riven aether
Last Line: Break the ebon soldiers, restore his realm to the dreamer!


HYALI    Poem Text    
First Line: Island in blue of summer floating on
Last Line: And like thy rocks shall down through time endure.
Subject(s): Aegean Sea; Greece; Islands; Greeks


I ROSE FROM DREAMLESS HOURS AND SOUGHT THE MORNING       


IDEAL    Poem Text    
First Line: When all my gentle friends had gone
Last Line: "and where atlantis, where theleme?"
Subject(s): Friendship


IN HOSPITAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Would I might lie like this, without the pain
Last Line: And all that lake a dewdrop on a rose.
Subject(s): Hospitals; Science; Scientists


IN MEMORIAM    Poem Text    
First Line: I never shall forget that night
Last Line: Combing out your hair.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


IN PHAEACIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Had I that haze of streaming blue
Last Line: And in her eyes the forest pool.


INSCRIPTION FOR ARTHUR RACKHAM'S RIP VAN WINKLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Since youth is wise, and cannot comprehend
Last Line: Sane men have worshipped stranger gods than these.
Subject(s): Rackham, Arthur (1867-1939)


INVITATION    Poem Text    
First Line: In those good days when we were young and wise
Last Line: We should not know the tales you have to tell?
Subject(s): Archeology; Writing & Writers


JOSEPH AND MARY    Poem Text    
First Line: Mary, art thou the little maid
Last Line: Nor see his shining eyes.
Subject(s): Joseph, Saint (1st Century B.c.-a.d.); Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Women In The Bible; Virgin Mary


LAST LOVE (ADAPTION OF NOVALILS' LAST WORDS)    Poem Text    
First Line: Now for a last glad look upon life: my journey is ending
Last Line: Now she has made me free -- free to rejoice evermore.
Subject(s): Hardenberg, Friedrich L. (1772-1801); Love


LORD ARNALDOS    Poem Text    
First Line: The strangest of adventures
Last Line: "who sail away with me."
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Seamen; Sails


LUCRETIA    Poem Text    
First Line: As one who in the cold abyss of night
Last Line: -- hell is opening, opening horribly.


MARY MAGDALEN    Poem Text    
First Line: O eyes that strip the souls of men
Last Line: "for love of him, for love of him."
Subject(s): Mary Magdalen; Women In The Bible; Mary Magdalene


MY FRIEND    Poem Text    
First Line: I had a friend who battled for the truth
Last Line: And rest his rebel heart, and close his eyes.
Subject(s): Friendship; Love - Complaints


NARCISSUS (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: O thou with whom I dallied
Last Line: And women honey-sweet.
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Narcissus (Mythology)


NARCISSUS (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: O pool in which we dallied
Last Line: Like earth is honey-sweet!
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Narcissus (Mythology)


NO COWARD'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I am afraid to think about my death
Last Line: A living mouse than dead as a man dies.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


NOVEMBER EVES    Poem Text    
First Line: November evenings! Damp and still
Last Line: Or the dead men -- november eves?
Subject(s): November


OAK AND OLIVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Though I was born a londoner
Last Line: One of the englishmen!
Subject(s): Greece; Travel; Greeks; Journeys; Trips


ODE TO THE GLORY OF GREECE (A FRAGMENT)    Poem Text    
First Line: Hellas victorious
Subject(s): Greece; Greeks


ON TURNER'S POLYPHEMUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Painter of day, let my dark spirit fly
Last Line: Of hyacinthine mist, and shining gold.
Subject(s): Turner, Joseph Mallord W. (1775-1851)


OXFORD CANAL    Poem Text    
First Line: When you have wearied of the valiant spires of this county town
Last Line: Forgotten they live, and forgotten die.
Subject(s): Canals; Oxford, England


PAVLOVA IN LONDON    Poem Text    
First Line: I listened to the hunger-hearted clown
Last Line: And dancers, all the world of them, must fail.
Subject(s): Ballet; Dancing & Dancers; Pavlova, Anna (1885-1931)


PILLAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: They will trample our gardens to mire, they will bury our city in fire
Last Line: Some image with beautiful hands, and know what we want him to know.


PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: Let me not know how sins and sorrows glide
Last Line: How faint, how loud the bravest hearts have cried.
Subject(s): Prayer


RESURRECTION (BY PIERO DEGLI FRANCESCHI, AT BORGO)    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleep holds you, sons of war: you may not see
Last Line: Awake! This god will hunt you from the sun!
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters; Piero Della Francesca (1420-1492)


RIOUPEROUX    Poem Text    
First Line: High and solemn mountains guard riouperoux
Last Line: And walk with you, and talk with you, like any other boy.
Subject(s): France; Travel; Journeys; Trips


SAADABAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Let us deal kindly with a heart of old by sorrow torn
Last Line: Or remember how his poet took a girl to saadabad?
Subject(s): Turkey


SANTORIN (A LEGEND OF THE AEGEAN)    Poem Text    
First Line: Who are you, sea lady
Last Line: And the sea was only sea.
Subject(s): Legends, Greek; Santorini Island, Greece


SIRMIO    Poem Text    
First Line: Little gem of all-but-islands and of islands, sirmio
Last Line: Gaily through the house resounding let the peals of laughter go.


STILLNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: When the words rustle no more
Last Line: And only know I should drown if you laid not your hand on me.


TAOPING    Poem Text    
First Line: Across the vast blue-shadow-sweeping plain
Last Line: Their cannon-bowelled fortress of taoping?
Subject(s): China; Soldiers


TENEBRIS INTERLUCENTEM (2)       
First Line: A linnet who had lost her way


THE BALLAD OF HAMPSTEAD HEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: From heaven's gate to hampstead heath
Last Line: And fell asleep again.
Subject(s): Hampstead Heath, London


THE BALLAD OF ISKANDER    Poem Text    
First Line: Sultan iskander sat him down
Last Line: The silver ship sailed on and on.
Subject(s): Alexander The Great (356-323 B.c.); Aristotle (384-322 B.c.); Plato (428-348 B.c.)


THE BALLAD OF THE STUDENT IN THE SOUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: It was no sooner than this morn
Last Line: And love the whole night through.
Subject(s): Youth


THE BALLAD OF ZACHO (A GREEK LEGEND)    Poem Text    
First Line: Zacho the king rode out of old
Last Line: "the cords, their golden hair."
Subject(s): Legends, Greek


THE BLUE NOON    Poem Text    
First Line: When the whole sky is vestured silken blue
Last Line: Show their gold underside.
Subject(s): Noon


THE BRIDGE OF FIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: High on the bridge of heaven whose eastern bars
Last Line: Whiten in habitations monumental cold.
Subject(s): Bridges


THE BURIAL IN ENGLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: These then we honour: these in fragrant earth
Last Line: Shall gather at the gate of paradise.
Subject(s): Funerals; Patriotism; Burials


THE DYING PATRIOT    Poem Text    
First Line: Day breaks on england down the kentish hills
Last Line: Where the fleet of stars is anchored and the young star-captains glow.
Subject(s): England; Patriotism; English


THE FIRST SONNET OF BATHROLAIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Over the moonless land of bathrolaire
Last Line: Lead on the pale fanatics of the muse.


THE GOLDEN JOURNEY TO SAMARKAND: EPILOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Away, for we are ready to a man!
Last Line: We make the golden journey to samarkand.


THE GOLDEN JOURNEY TO SAMARKAND: PROLOGUE    Poem Text    
First Line: We who with songs beguile your pilgrimage
Last Line: And earth is but a star, that once had shone.


THE HAMMAM NAME (FROM A POEM BY A TURKISH LADY)    Poem Text    
First Line: Winsome torment rose from slumber, rubbed his eyes, and went his way
Last Line: The water froze.
Subject(s): Baths & Bathing; Gays & Lesbians; Turkey; Showers & Showering; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE LOVER OF JALALU'DDIN    Poem Text    
First Line: My darling wandered through the house
Last Line: "with soul and spirit moving at my side."
Subject(s): Love; Rumi (Jalal Ad-din Ar-rumi) (1207-1273)


THE MASQUE OF THE MAGI    Poem Text    
First Line: Three kings have come to bethlehem
Last Line: His wondering mother sings.
Subject(s): Magi


THE OLD SHIPS    Poem Text    
First Line: I have seen old ships sail like swans asleep
Last Line: And the whole deck put on its leaves again.
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Ulysses; Ocean; Odysseus


THE OLD WARSHIP ABLAZE    Poem Text    
First Line: Founder, old battleship; thy fight is done
Last Line: Dips out ironical that ship new moon.
Subject(s): Navy - Great Britain; Ships & Shipping; English Navy


THE PAINTER'S MISTRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: And still you paint, and still I stand
Last Line: And in dark hollow tresses, gold.
Subject(s): Models; Paintings & Painters


THE PARROT    Poem Text    
First Line: The old professor of zoology
Last Line: "but that was long ago! "
Subject(s): Birds; Parrots


THE PENSIVE PRISONER    Poem Text    
First Line: My thoughts came drifting down the prison where I lay
Last Line: Will you not brood in god's star-tree and leave red heart tormentless!


THE PIPER    Poem Text    
First Line: A lad went piping through the earth
Last Line: And no one played for you and me.
Subject(s): Pipers


THE QUEEN'S SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Had I the power / to midas given of old
Last Line: How sweet you were.


THE SECOND SONNET OF BATHROLAIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Now the sweet dawn on brighter fields afar
Last Line: Dive to the depths of those eternal domes.


THE SENTIMENTALIST    Poem Text    
First Line: There lies a photograph of you
Last Line: Before us, which this poem ends.
Subject(s): Time


THE TOWN WITHOUT A MARKET    Poem Text    
First Line: There lies afar behind a western hill
Last Line: Dark with no dream is hateful: let me live!


THE TRANSLATOR AND THE CHILDREN    Poem Text    
First Line: While I translated baudelaire
Last Line: When all the ghosts go round and round.
Subject(s): Children; Translating & Interpreting; Childhood


THE TRUE PARADISE    Poem Text    
First Line: Lord, is the poet to destruction vowed
Last Line: Through both the pale-blue windows of quick mind;


THE WAR SONG OF THE SARACENS    Poem Text    
First Line: We are they who come faster than fate: we are they who ride early or late
Last Line: And the dead to the desert we gave, and the glory to god in our song.
Subject(s): Moors (People)


THE WELSH SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: Far out across carnarvon bay
Last Line: And call across the years.
Subject(s): Sea; Wales; Ocean; Welshmen; Welshwomen


TO A POET A THOUSAND YEARS HENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: I who am dead a thousand years
Last Line: To greet you. You will understand.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


WE THAT WERE FRIENDS    Poem Text    
First Line: We that were friends to-night have found
Last Line: Who have no children at their knees.
Subject(s): Friendship; Love


YASMIN; A GHAZEL    Poem Text    
First Line: How splendid in the morning glows the lily: and with grace he throws
Last Line: Will come the gardener in white, and gathered flowers are dead, yasmin.
Variant Title(s): Song, Fr. Hassan
Subject(s): Love