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Somewhere, Oh, My Beloved One, the house...

Language: English

Somewhere, Oh, My Beloved One, the house is standing,
Waiting for thee and me; for our first caresses.
It may be a river-boat, or a wave-washed landing,
The shade of a tree in the jungle's dim recesses,
   Some far-off mountain tent, ill-pitched and lonely,
   Or the naked vault of the purple heavens only.

But the Place is waiting there; till the Hour shall show it,
And our footsteps, following Fate, find it and know it.

Where we shall worship the greatest of all the Gods in his pomp and power,—
I sometimes think that I shall not care to survive that hour!

A. Woodforde-Finden sets lines 1-3, 5-8

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Confirmed with Last Poems: Translations from the Book of Indian Love by Laurence Hope, Project Gutenberg, 2004.

Submitted by Iain Sneddon [Guest Editor]


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