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Laurence Hope

  • Pale hands I loved beside the Shalimar, / Where are you now? Who lies beneath your spell?

    • Laurence Hope,
    • "Pale Hands I Loved," Songs from the Garden of Kama ()
  • Sleep on, I sit and watch your tent in silence, / White as a sail upon this sandy sea, / And know the Desert's self is not more boundless / Than is the distance 'twixt yourself and me.

    • Laurence Hope,
    • title poem, Stars of the Desert ()
  • I shall go the way of the open sea, / To the lands I knew before you came, / And the cool clean breezes shall blow from me / The memory of your name.

    • Laurence Hope,
    • "The End," Stars of the Desert ()
  • 'Nothing succeeds as doth succeed Success!' / None who have known Success assent to this.

    • Laurence Hope,
    • "Happiness," Stars of the Desert ()
  • ... now that Fate / Has brought me what so long, I so desired, / It is too late, / I am too tired.

    • Laurence Hope,
    • "To Aziz: Song of Mahomed Akram," Stars of the Desert ()
  • My faithfulness is but fidelity / Since I am never faithful, but to you.

    • Laurence Hope,
    • "To Aziz: Song of Mahomed Akram," Stars of the Desert ()
  • If Fate should say, 'Thy course is run,' / It would not make me sad; / All that I wished to do is done, / All that I would have, had.

    • Laurence Hope,
    • "The Court of Pomegranates," Stars of the Desert ()

Laurence Hope, English poet

(1865 - 1904)

Real name: Adela Florence Cory Nicolson.