Haniel Long

(9 March 1888 – 17 October 1956 / Rangoon, Burma)

Haniel Long Poems

1. Dead Men Tell No Tales 1/3/2003
2. The Poet 1/3/2003
3. Butterflies 1/3/2003
4. Daphnis And Chloe 4/20/2012
Best Poem of Haniel Long

Dead Men Tell No Tales

They say that dead men tell no tales!

Except of barges with red sails
And sailors mad for nightingales;

Except of jongleurs stretched at ease
Beside old highways through the trees;

Except of dying moons that break
The hearts of lads who lie awake;

Except of fortresses in shade,
And heroes crumbled and betrayed.

But dead men tell no tales, they say!

Except old tales that burn away
The stifling tapestries of day:

Old tales of life, of love and hate,
Of time and space, and will, and fate.

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