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Poem by James Elroy Flecker


Prayer


Let me not know how sins and sorrows glide
Along the sombre city of our rage,
Or why the sons of men are heavy-eyed.
Let me not know, except from printed page,
The pain of litter love, of baffled pride,
Or sickness shadowing with a long presage.

Let me not know, since happy some have died
Quickly in youth or quietly in age,
How faint, how loud the bravest hearts have cried.



James Elroy Flecker


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


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • George Herbert Prayer ("Prayer the Churches banquet, Angels age")
  • Philip Bailey Prayer ("Yea! even here as everywhere, let man")
  • Rose Cooke Prayer ("Oh, Love divine, ineffable!")
  • Bessie Parkes Prayer ("WE pray for earth and earthly things")

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