V for Vox Populi
Vox Populi means 'voice of the people'Another poem by one of my favourite writers H.W.Longfellow.
Journeyed Westward through Cathay
Nothing heard he but the praises
Of Badoura on his way
But the lessening rumour ended
When he came to Khaledan;
There the folks were talking only
Of Prince Camaralzaman.
So it happens with the poets,
Camaralzaman is famous
Where Badoura is unknown.
Badoura eventually meets her Prince.I'm not really familiar with this poem but feel it has some connection with The Tales from The Arabian Nights. I've searched Very hard to find out what was in Longfellow's mind when he wrote this? To no avail.
Perhaps the message is in the final verse where he goes on to say.....