James Elroy Flecker quotes

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And some to Meccah turn to pray, and I toward thy bed, Yasmin.
For lust of knowing what should not be known,
We take the Golden Road to Samarkand.
When the words rustle no more,
And the last work's done,
When the bolt lies deep in the door,
And Space with gaunt grey eyes and her brother Time
Wheeling and whispering come,
We who with songs beguile your pilgrimage
And swear that Beauty lives though lilies die,
When the great markets by the sea shut fast
All that calm Sunday that goes on and on:
They know time comes, not only you and I,
But the whose world shall whiten, here or there;
I have seen old ships sail like swans asleep
It was so old a ship--who knows, who knows?
MAnd yet so beautiful, I watched in vain
But have you wine and music still,
And statues and a bright-eyed love,
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