Full Online Books
BOOK CATEGORIES
Authors Authors Short Stories Short Stories Long Stories Long Stories Funny Stories Funny Stories Love Stories Love Stories Stories For Kids Stories For Kids Poems Poems Essays Essays Nonfictions Nonfictions Plays Plays Folktales Folktales Fairy Tales Fairy Tales Fables Fables Learning Kitchen Learning Kitchen
LINKS
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Free Classified Website Without Registration Free Classified Website Daniel Company
Twitter Twitter Add book
donate
Full Online Book HomePoemsHira-singh's Farewell To Burmah
Famous Authors (View All Authors)
Hira-singh's Farewell To Burmah Post by :Terrance Category :Poems Author :Laurence Hope Date :July 2011 Read :882

Click below to download : Hira-singh's Farewell To Burmah (Format : PDF)

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 ardent eyes have spoken,
The way of love is a sweeter way, when the silence is unbroken.

As a wayward Fancy, tired at times, of the cultured Damask Rose,
Drifts away to the tangled copse, where the wild Anemone grows;
So the ordered and licit love ashore, is hardly fresh and free
As this light love in the open wind and salt of the outer sea.

So sweet you are, with your tinted cheeks and your small caressive hands,
What if I carried you home with me, where our Golden Temple stands?
Yet, this were folly indeed; to bind, in fetters of permanence,
A passing dream whose enchantment charms because of its trancience.

Life is ever a slave to Time; we have but an hour to rest,
Her steam is up and her lighters leave, the vessel that takes me west;
And never again we two shall meet, as we chance to meet to-night,
On the Junk, whose painted eyes gaze forth, in desolate want of sight.

And what is love at its best, but this? Conceived by a passing glance,
Nursed and reared in a transient mood, on a drifting Sea of Chance.
For rudderless craft are all our loves, among the rocks and the shoals,
Well we may know one another's speech, but never each other's souls.

Give here your lips and kiss me again, we have but a moment more,
Before we set the sail to the mast, before we loosen the oar.
Good-bye to you, and my thanks to you, for the rest you let me share,
While this night drifted away to the Past, to join the Nights that Were.


(The end)
Laurence Hope's poem: Hira-Singh's Farewell To Burmah

If you like this book please share to your friends :
NEXT BOOKS

Dame Martha's Fountain Dame Martha's Fountain

Dame Martha's Fountain
Dame Martha dwelt at Karisegaard, So many kind deeds she wrought:If the winter were sharp and the rich man hard, Her gate the indigent sought.With her hand the hungry she loved to feed, To the sick she lent her aid;The prisoner oft from his chains she freed, And for souls of sinners pray'd.Denmark's land was in peril dire, The Swede around burnt and slew;The castle of Martha was wrapped in fire, To the church the good lady flew.She dwelt in the tower both night and day, There
PREVIOUS BOOKS

The Bard And The Dreams The Bard And The Dreams

The Bard And The Dreams
O'er the sweet smelling meads with his lyre in his hand The bard was straying;In the twilight of evening, refreshing and bland, His chords were playing.He sang of the flowrets that slept in the tomb,He sang of the flowrets that poured their perfume,He sang of the flowrets that yet were to bloom.And the rose departed,A smile from its sepulchre darted;And the rose yet living with blushes of redBreathed sweets o'er his head.And the rose which unborn concealed yet lies,Seemed to open before his eyes. By a fountain's side with verdure array'd Himself he
NEXT 10 BOOKS | PREVIOUS 10 BOOKS | RANDOM 10 BOOKS
LEAVE A COMMENT