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Letitia Elizabeth Landon

(1802-1838 / England)

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  • Rookie Mina Rosa (6/16/2013 8:56:00 PM)

    So good...nice poem...

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A Suttee

GATHER her raven hair in one rich cluster,
Let the white champac light it, as a star
Gives to the dusky night a sudden lustre,
Shining afar.

Shed fragrant oils upon her fragrant bosom,
Until the breathing air around grows sweet;
Scatter the languid jasmine's yellow blossom
Beneath her feet.

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