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Pale hands I loved beside the Shalimar.
Where are you now? Who lies beneath your spell?
Whom do you lead on Rapture's roadway, far,
Before you agonise them in farewell?
My faithfulness is but fidelity
Since I am never faithful, but to you.
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.
I would have rather felt you round my throat
Crushing out life, than waving me farewell!
Your work was waste? Maybe your share
Lay in the hour you laughed and kissed;
Who knows but that your son shall wear
The laurels that his father missed?
'Nothing succeeds as doth succeed Success!'
None who have known Success assent to this.
Men should be judged, not by their tint of skin,
The Gods they serve, the Vintage that they drink,
Nor by the way they fight, or love, or sin,
But by the quality of thought they think.
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.
Now that Fate
Has brought me what so long, I so desired,
It is too late,
I am too tired.
For this is wisdom: to love, to live,
To take what Fate, or the Gods, may give.
Less than the dust, beneath thy Chariot wheel,
Less than the rust, that never stained thy Sword…
Less than the need thou hast in life of me.
Even less am I.
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Adela Florence Nicolson (née Cory) was an English poet who wrote under the pseudonym Laurence Hope.
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