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Poem by James Elroy Flecker


Sirmio


Little gem of all-but-islands and of islands, Sirmio,
Whether set in landlocked waters, or in Oceans freer flow
Oh the pleasant seeing of thee, bright as everthere below
Far behind me, to the Northward, lie the dreamy lands of snow.
Oh the hour of mad rejoicing, oh the sweet good-bye to woe
As with quiet soul aweary of world-wandering to and fro
In we hurry through the doorway of our home of long ago...
Hail then, hail! Thy master welcome, welcome him, sweet Sirmio,
Leap for joy, ye tumbling waters, winking at the summers glow,
Gaily through the house resounding let the peals of laughter go.



James Elroy Flecker


James Elroy Flecker's other poems:
  1. The Second Sonnet of Bathrolaire
  2. November Eves
  3. Mignon
  4. The First Sonnet of Bathrolaire
  5. The Ballad of Hampstead Heath


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