– In Europe, long ago these words became an idiom and slogan, something like a tourist brand, symbolizing a magic oriental fairy tale. They are connected with the English poet and dramatist James E. Flecker. His poem "Golden journey to Samarkand" turned into a hymn for travellers making for the East.
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James Elroy Flecker (5 November 1884 – 3 January 1915) was an English poet, novelist and playwright. As a poet he was most influenced by the Parnassian poets.
2Works and influence
The excerpt from Flecker's verse drama Hassan ... The Golden Journey to Samarkand inscribed on the clock tower of the barracks of the British Army's 22 Special Air Service regiment in Hereford provides an enduring testimony to Flecker's work:
Golden journey to Samarkand by Frantz Grenet
中譯：駛向撒馬爾罕的金色旅程 毛銘譯 桂林：灕江出版社，2016