Stars of the desert by Laurence HopeStars of the desert by Laurence Hope

Stars of the desert

byLaurence Hope

Paperback | January 6, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... To Aziz: Song of Mahomed Akram Your beauty puts a barb into my soul, Strive as I will it never lets me go. My love has passed the frontiers of control, You are so fair and I desire you so. Others may come and go, they are to me But changing mirage, transient, untrue, My faithlessness is but fidelity Since I am never faithful, but to you. You are not kind to me, but many are And all their kindness does not make them dear It may be you deceive me when afar Even as always you torment me near. Yet is your beauty so divine a thing So irreplaceable, so haunting sweet Against all reason, I am fain to fling My life, my youth, myself, beneath your feet. A Surf Song My little one, come and listen To the calling of the sea, And watch how the wet sands glisten Where the surf has left them free. As thou and the wind together Shall frolic along the strand; Thy feet as light as a feather Will hardly dent the sand. Unwind the veils that enfold thee, Thou never wast shy with me; The sea will rejoice to hold thee, The stars will delight to see. The beauty thou shalt discover Oh, Morning Star of my heart. Will dazzle even thy lover Who knows how fair thou art! Oh, Life, I have taken you for My Lover! (To Arthur £. J. Lcgge, who suggested this idea) Oh, Life, I have taken you for my Lover, I rent your veils and I found you fair; If a fault or failing my eyes discover, I will not see it; it is not there! I know, if I knew, I should hold you dearer, Should understand, if I understood, For I worship more, as you draw me nearer, Your reckless Evil, your perfect Good. In the Jungle gloom, we have watched and waited, For stealthy Panthers, that prowl by night, At the end of some weary march, belated, We heard strange tales by the camp-fire light. We have lain on the starlit...
Title:Stars of the desertFormat:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217059392

ISBN - 13:9780217059398