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This Month The Almonds Bloom At Kandahar This Month The Almonds Bloom At Kandahar

This Month The Almonds Bloom At Kandahar
I hate this City, seated on the Plain, The clang and clamour of the hot Bazar, Knowing, amid the pauses of my pain, This month the Almonds bloom in Kandahar. The Almond-trees, that sheltered my Delight, Screening my happiness as evening fell. It was well worth--that most Enchanted Night-- This life in torment, and the next in Hell! People are kind to me; one More than Kind, Her lashes lie like fans upon... Poems - Post by : bulkmailer007 - Date : July 2011 - Author : Laurence Hope - Read : 1567

Feroza Feroza

Feroza
The evening sky was as green as Jade, As Emerald turf by Lotus lake, Behind the Kafila far she strayed, (The Pearls are lost if the Necklace break!) A lingering freshness touched the air From palm-trees, clustered around a Spring, The great, grim Desert lay vast and bare, But Youth is ever a careless thing. The Raiders threw her upon the sand, Men of the Wilderness know no... Poems - Post by : Bill_V - Date : July 2011 - Author : Laurence Hope - Read : 1448

Malaria Malaria

Malaria
He lurks among the reeds, beside the marsh, Red oleanders twisted in His hair, His eyes are haggard and His lips are harsh, Upon His breast the bones show gaunt and bare. The green and stagnant waters lick His feet, And from their filmy, iridescent scum Clouds of mosquitoes, gauzy in the heat, Rise with His gifts: Death and Delirium. His messengers: They bear the deadly taint On spangled wings aloft and far... Poems - Post by : sofreeinc - Date : July 2011 - Author : Laurence Hope - Read : 2080

Song Of The Devoted Slave Song Of The Devoted Slave

Song Of The Devoted Slave
There is one God: Mahomed his Prophet. Had I his power I would take the topmost peaks of the snow-clad Himalayas, And would range them around your dwelling, during the heats of summer, To cool the airs that fan your serene and delicate presence, Had I the power. Your courtyard should ever be filled with the fleetest of camels Laden with inlaid armour, jewels and trappings for horses, Ripe dates... Poems - Post by : Wukka - Date : July 2011 - Author : Laurence Hope - Read : 2417

Sampan Song Sampan Song

Sampan Song
A little breeze blew over the sea, And it came from far away, Across the fields of millet and rice, All warm with sunshine and sweet with spice, It lifted his curls and kissed him thrice, As upon the deck he lay. It said, "Oh, idle upon the sea, Awake and with sleep have done, Haul up the widest sail of the prow, And come with me to the rice fields... Poems - Post by : Freeboi - Date : July 2011 - Author : Laurence Hope - Read : 1681

Starlight Starlight

Starlight
O beautiful Stars, when you see me go Hither and thither, in search of love, Do you think me faithless, who gleam and glow Serene and fixed in the blue above? O Stars, so golden, it is not so. But there is a garden I dare not see, There is a place where I fear to go, Since the charm and glory of life to me The brown... Poems - Post by : mikemike - Date : July 2011 - Author : Laurence Hope - Read : 2854

Hira-singh's Farewell To Burmah Hira-singh's Farewell To Burmah

Hira-singh's Farewell To Burmah
On the wooden deck of the wooden Junk, silent, alone, we lie, With silver foam about the bow, and a silver moon in the sky: A glimmer of dimmer silver here, from the anklets round your feet, Our lips may close on each other's lips, but never our souls may meet. For though in my arms you lie at rest, your name I have never heard, To carry a thought between us two, we have not a single word. And yet what matter we do not speak, when the... Poems - Post by : Terrance - Date : July 2011 - Author : Laurence Hope - Read : 814

The Temple Dancing Girl The Temple Dancing Girl

The Temple Dancing Girl
You will be mine; those lightly dancing feet, Falling as softly on the careless street As the wind-loosened petals of a flower, Will bring you here, at the Appointed Hour. And all the Temple's little links and laws Will not for long protect your loveliness. I have a stronger force to aid my cause, Nature's great Law, to love and to possess! Throughout those sleepless watches, when I lay Wakeful, desiring what I... Poems - Post by : Zed075 - Date : July 2011 - Author : Laurence Hope - Read : 1736

Malay Song Malay Song

Malay Song
The Stars await, serene and white, The unarisen moon; Oh, come and stay with me to-night, Beside the salt Lagoon! My hut is small, but as you lie, You see the lighted shore, And hear the rippling water sigh Beneath the pile-raised floor. No gift have I of jewels or flowers, My room is poor and bare: But all the silver sea is ours, And all the... Poems - Post by : deciste - Date : July 2011 - Author : Laurence Hope - Read : 1098

There Is No Breeze To Cool The Heat Of Love There Is No Breeze To Cool The Heat Of Love

There Is No Breeze To Cool The Heat Of Love
The listless Palm-trees catch the breeze above The pile-built huts that edge the salt Lagoon, There is no Breeze to cool the heat of love, No wind from land or sea, at night or noon. Perfumed and robed I wait, my Lord, for you, And my heart waits alert, with strained delight, My flowers are loath to close, as though they knew That you will come to me before the night. In the Verandah all the lights... Poems - Post by : wigwack - Date : July 2011 - Author : Laurence Hope - Read : 2338

Lines By Taj Mahomed Lines By Taj Mahomed

Lines By Taj Mahomed
This passion is but an ember Of a Sun, of a Fire, long set; I could not live and remember, And so I love and forget. You say, and the tone is fretful, That my mourning days were few, You call me over forgetful-- My God, if you only knew!(The end)Laurence Hope's poem: Lines By Taj Mahomed... Poems - Post by : cdmpro - Date : July 2011 - Author : Laurence Hope - Read : 1113

Verse By Taj Mahomed Verse By Taj Mahomed

Verse By Taj Mahomed
When first I loved, I gave my very soul Utterly unreserved to Love's control, But Love deceived me, wrenched my youth away And made the gold of life for ever grey. Long I lived lonely, yet I tried in vain With any other Joy to stifle pain; There _is_ no other joy, I learned to know, And so returned to Love, as long ago. Yet I, this little while ere I go hence, Love very lightly now, in self-defence.(The end)Laurence Hope's poem: Verse... Poems - Post by : carefull - Date : July 2011 - Author : Laurence Hope - Read : 3137

No Rival Like The Past No Rival Like The Past

No Rival Like The Past
As those who eat a Luscious Fruit, sunbaked, Full of sweet juice, with zest, until they find It finished, and their appetite unslaked, And so return and eat the pared-off rind;-- We, who in Youth, set white and careless teeth In the Ripe Fruits of Pleasure while they last, Later, creep back to gnaw the cast-off sheath, And find there is no Rival like the Past.(The end)Laurence Hope's poem: No Rival Like The Past... Poems - Post by : GHULP - Date : July 2011 - Author : Laurence Hope - Read : 814

'love Lightly' "love Lightly"

'love Lightly'
There were Roses in the hedges, and Sunshine in the sky, Red Lilies in the sedges the water rippled by, A thousand Bulbuls singing, oh, how jubilant they were, And a thousand flowers flinging their sweetness on the air. But you, who sat beside me, had a shadow in your eyes, Their sadness seemed to chide me, when I gave you scant replies; You asked "Did I remember?" and "When had I ceased to care?" In vain you fanned the ember, for the love flame was... Poems - Post by : hal_paidemail - Date : July 2011 - Author : Laurence Hope - Read : 1498

Lalila, To The Ferengi Lover Lalila, To The Ferengi Lover

Lalila, To The Ferengi Lover
Why above others was I so blessed And honoured? to be chosen one To hold you, sleeping, against my breast, As now I may hold your only son. Twelve months ago; that wonderful night! You gave your life to me in a kiss; Have I done well, for that past delight, In return, to have given you this? Look down at his face, your face, beloved, His eyes... Poems - Post by : Elaine - Date : July 2011 - Author : Laurence Hope - Read : 1062

Song Of The Colours: By Taj Mahomed Song Of The Colours: By Taj Mahomed

Song Of The Colours: By Taj Mahomed
_Rose-colour_ Rose Pink am I, the colour gleams and glows In many a flower; her lips, those tender doors By which, in time of love, love's essence flows From him to her, are dyed in delicate Rose. Mine is the earliest Ruby light that pours Out of the East, when day's white gates unclose. On downy peach, and maiden's downier cheek I, in a flush of radiant bloom, alight, Clinging, at sunset, to the shimmering... Poems - Post by : FixItMan - Date : July 2011 - Author : Laurence Hope - Read : 887

Camp Follower's Song, Gomal River Camp Follower's Song, Gomal River

Camp Follower's Song, Gomal River
We have left Gul Kach behind us, Are marching on Apozai,-- Where pleasure and rest are waiting To welcome us by and by. We're falling back from the Gomal, Across the Gir-dao plain, The camping ground is deserted, We'll never come back again. Along the rocks and the defiles, The mules and the camels wind. Good-bye to Rahimut-Ullah, The man who... Poems - Post by : Dave_Espino - Date : July 2011 - Author : Laurence Hope - Read : 2004

The Garden Of Kama: Kama The Indian Eros The Garden Of Kama: Kama The Indian Eros

The Garden Of Kama: Kama The Indian Eros
The daylight is dying, The Flying fox flying, Amber and amethyst burn in the sky. See, the sun throws a late, Lingering, roseate Kiss to the landscape to bid it good-bye. The time of our Trysting! Oh, come, unresisting, Lovely, expectant, on tentative feet. Shadow shall cover us, Roses bend over us, Making a bride... Poems - Post by : WarDan - Date : July 2011 - Author : Laurence Hope - Read : 2527

Song Of Taj Mahomed Song Of Taj Mahomed

Song Of Taj Mahomed
Dear is my inlaid sword; across the Border It brought me much reward; dear is my Mistress, The jewelled treasure of an amorous hour. Dear beyond measure are my dreams and Fancies. These I adore; for these I live and labour, Holding them more than sword or jewelled Mistress, For this indeed may rust, and that prove faithless, But, till my limbs are dust, I have my Fancies.(The end)Laurence Hope's poem: Song Of Taj Mahomed... Poems - Post by : galitsyn - Date : July 2011 - Author : Laurence Hope - Read : 1174

His Rubies: Told By Valgovind His Rubies: Told By Valgovind

His Rubies: Told By Valgovind
Along the hot and endless road, Calm and erect, with haggard eyes, The prisoner bore his fetters' load Beneath the scorching, azure skies. Serene and tall, with brows unbent, Without a hope, without a friend, He, under escort, onward went, With death to meet him at the end. The Poppy fields were pink and gay On either side, and in the heat Their drowsy scent exhaled all day... Poems - Post by : terry - Date : July 2011 - Author : Laurence Hope - Read : 1228