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Haniel Long

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

Poems of Haniel Long

1. Butterflies 1/3/2003
2. Daphnis and Chloe 4/20/2012
3. Dead Men Tell No Tales 1/3/2003
4. The Poet 1/3/2003


There will be butterflies,
There will be summer skies
And flowers upthrust,
When all that Caesar bids,
And all the pyramids
Are dust.

There will be gaudy wings
Over the bones of things,
And never grief:
Who says that summer skies,
Who says that butterflies,
Are brief?

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