James Elroy Flecker
James Elroy Flecker (5 November 1884 - 3 January 1915) was an English poet, novelist and playwright. As a poet he was most influenced by the Parnassian poets.
He was born in London, and baptised Herman Elroy Flecker, later choosing to use the first name "James", either because he disliked the name "Herman" or to avoid confusion with his father. "Roy", as he was known to his family, was ... more »
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- The Golden Journey To Samarkand
- The Gates of Damascus
- The Old Ships
- To A Poet A Thousand Years Hence
- Yasmin (A Ghazel)
- The War Songs of the Saracens
- A Ship, An Isle, A Sickle Moon
- I rose from dreamless hours..
- Hassan's Serenade
- Gravis Dulcis Immutabilis
- Destroyer of Ships, Men, Cities
- Litany to Satan: From Baudelaire
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''And some to Meccah turn to pray, and I toward thy bed, Yasmin.''James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915), British poet. Hassan, in Hassan, act 1, sc. 2 (1922).
''For lust of knowing what should not be known,James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915), British poet. Ishak, in Hassan, act 5, sc. 2 (1922).
We take the Golden Road to Samarkand.''
''When the words rustle no more,James Elroy Flecker (1884-1919), British poet. Stillness (l. 1-3). . . Modern British Poetry. Louis Untermeyer, ed. (7th rev. ed., 1962) Harcourt,...
And the last work's done,
When the bolt lies deep in the door,''
''And Space with gaunt grey eyes and her brother TimeJames Elroy Flecker (1884-1919), British poet. Stillness (l. 8-9). . . Modern British Poetry. Louis Untermeyer, ed. (7th rev. ed., 1962) Harcourt,...
Wheeling and whispering come,''
''We who with songs beguile your pilgrimageJames Elroy Flecker (1884-1919), British poet. The Golden Journey to Samarkand (l. 7). . . Oxford Book of Modern Verse, The, 1892-1935. William Bu...
And swear that Beauty lives though lilies die,
We Poets of the proud old lineage
Who sing to find your hearts, we know not why,''
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