Letitia Elizabeth Landon

(1802-1838 / England)


  • ''Ah tell me not that memory
    Sheds gladness o'er the past;
    What is recalled by faded flowers
    Save that they did not last?''
    Letitia Elizabeth Landon (1802-1838), British poet, novelist. Despondency.
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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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