If I Were Lord Of Tartary Poem, Does Anyone Know By Whom And Can Anyone Quote It For Me?


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The above mentioned verse is from the poem called Tartary. It was written by the poet William De La Mar. The words of the poem are as follows:

If I were Lord of Tartary,
Myself, and me alone,
My bed should be of ivory,
Of beaten gold my throne;
And in my court should peacocks flaunt,
And in my forests tigers haunt,
And in my pools great fishes slant
Their fins athwart the sun.

If I were Lord of Tartary,
Trumpeters every day
To all my meals should summon me,
And in my courtyards bray;
And in the evening lamps should shine,
Yellow as honey, red as wine,
While harp, and flute, and mandoline
Made music sweet and gay.

If I were Lord of Tartary,
I'd wear a robe of beads,
White, and gold, and green they'd be --
And small and thick as seeds;
And ere should wane the morning star,
I'd don my robe and scimitar.
And zebras seven should draw my car
Through Tartary's dark gleades.

Lord of the fruits of Tartary.
Her rivers silver-pale!
Lord of the hills of Tartary.
Glen, thicket, wood, and dale!
Her flashing stars, her scented breeze,
Her trembling lakes, like foamless seas,
Her bird-delighting citron-trees,
In every purple vale!
thanked the writer.
Anonymous commented
I can't tell you how pleased I am to discover this gem from my childhood (I am now 71.) Thank you again and may heaven bless you. guggin
Anonymous commented
this poem is a romantic poem and written by walter de la mare......the poet describes his feelings

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