Lord Alfred Douglas
Le Balcon by Lord Alfred Douglas

Le Balcon by Lord Alfred Douglas

Mere des souvenirs, mattresses des mattressesMother of Memories! O mistress-queen !Oh ! all my joy and all my duty thou !The beauty of caresses that have been,The evenings and the ...

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Jonquil And Fleur-De-Lys by Lord Alfred Douglas

Jonquil And Fleur-De-Lys by Lord Alfred Douglas

iJonquil was a shepherd lad,White he was as the curded cream,Hair like the buttercups he had,And wet green eyes like a full chalk stream.iiHis teeth were as white as the stones ...

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Sonnet On The Sonnet by Lord Alfred Douglas

Sonnet On The Sonnet by Lord Alfred Douglas

To see the moment holds a madrigal, To find some cloistered place, some hermitage For free devices, some deliberate cage Wherein to keep wild thoughts like birds in thrall; To eat ...

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Impression De Nuit ( London ) by Lord Alfred Douglas

Impression De Nuit ( London ) by Lord Alfred Douglas

See what a mass of gems the city wears Upon her broad live bosom! row on row Rubies and emeralds and amethysts glow. See! that huge circle like a necklace, stares With thousands ...

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To Shakespeare by Lord Alfred Douglas

To Shakespeare by Lord Alfred Douglas

Most tuneful singer, lover tenderest,Most sad, most piteous, and most musical,Thine is the shrine more pilgrim-worn than allThe shrines of singers; high above the restThy trumpet ...

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A Prayer by Lord Alfred Douglas

A Prayer by Lord Alfred Douglas

Often the western wind has sung to me,There have been voices in the streams and meres,And pitiful trees have told me, God, of Thee :And I heard not. Oh ! open Thou mine ears.The ...

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In Memoriam : Francis Archibald Douglas by Lord Alfred Douglas

In Memoriam : Francis Archibald Douglas by Lord Alfred Douglas

Dear friend, dear brother, I have owed you thisSince many days, the tribute of a song.Shall I cheat you who never did a wrongTo any man ? No, therefore though I missAll art, all ...

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Ennui by Lord Alfred Douglas

Ennui by Lord Alfred Douglas

Alas! and oh that Spring should come againUpon the soft wings of desired days,And bring with her no anodyne to pain,And no discernment of untroubled ways.There was a time when her ...

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Spring by Lord Alfred Douglas

Spring by Lord Alfred Douglas

Wake up again, sad heart, wake up again !(I heard the birds this morning singing sweet.)Wake up again ! The sky was crystal clear,And washed quite clean with rain ;And tar below ...

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Not All The Singers Of A Thousand Years by Lord Alfred Douglas

Not All The Singers Of A Thousand Years by Lord Alfred Douglas

Not all the singers of a thousand years Can open English prisons. No. Though hell Opened for Tracian Orpheus, now the spell Of song and art is powerless as the tears That love has ...

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The City Of The Soul: Ii by Lord Alfred Douglas

The City Of The Soul: Ii by Lord Alfred Douglas

What shall we do, my soul, to please the King? Seeing he hath no pleasure in the dance, And hath condemned the honeyed utterance Of silver flutes and mouths made round to sing. ...

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The Green River by Lord Alfred Douglas

The Green River by Lord Alfred Douglas

I know a green grass path that leaves the field, And like a running river, winds along Into a leafy wood where is no throng Of birds at noon-day, and no soft throats yield Their ...

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Autumn Days by Lord Alfred Douglas

Autumn Days by Lord Alfred Douglas

I have been through the woods to-dayAnd the leaves were falling,Summer had crept away,And the birds were not calling.And the bracken was like yellow goldThat comes too late,When ...

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The Dead Poet by Lord Alfred Douglas

The Dead Poet by Lord Alfred Douglas

I dreamed of him last night, I saw his face All radiant and unshadowed of distress, And as of old, in music measureless, I heard his golden voice and marked him trace Under the ...

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A Winter Sunset by Lord Alfred Douglas

A Winter Sunset by Lord Alfred Douglas

The frosty sky, like a furnace burning,The keen air, crisp and cold,And a sunset that splashes the clouds with goldBut my heart to summer turning.Come back, sweet summer ! come ...

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The Travelling Companion by Lord Alfred Douglas

The Travelling Companion by Lord Alfred Douglas

Into the silence of the empty nightI went, and took my scorned heart with me,And all the thousand eyes of heaven were bright;But Sorrow came and led me back to thee.I turned my ...

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The Shark by Lord Alfred Douglas

The Shark by Lord Alfred Douglas

A treacherous monster is the Shark He never makes the least remark.And when he sees you on the sand, He doesn't seem to want to land.He watches you take off your clothes, And not ...

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Harmonic Du Soir by Lord Alfred Douglas

Harmonic Du Soir by Lord Alfred Douglas

Voici venir le tempsNow is the hour when, swinging in the breeze,Each flower, like a censer, sheds its sweet.The air is full of scents and melodies,O languorous waltz ! O swoon of ...

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Night Coming Into A Garden by Lord Alfred Douglas

Night Coming Into A Garden by Lord Alfred Douglas

Roses red and white,Every rose is hanging her head,Silently comes the lady Night,Only the flowers can hear her tread.All day long the birds have been calling,Calling shrill and ...

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Night Coming Out Of A Garden by Lord Alfred Douglas

Night Coming Out Of A Garden by Lord Alfred Douglas

Through the still air of nightSuddenly comes, alone and shrill,Like the far-off voice of the distant light,The single piping trillOf a bird that has caught the scent of the ...

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Ode To Autumn by Lord Alfred Douglas

Ode To Autumn by Lord Alfred Douglas

Thou sombre lady of down-bended head,And weary lashes drooping to the cheek,With sweet sad fold of lips uncomforted,And listless hands more tired with strife than meek ;Turn here ...

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Perkin Warbeck by Lord Alfred Douglas

Perkin Warbeck by Lord Alfred Douglas

iAt Turney in Flanders I was bornFore-doomed to splendour and sorrow,For I was a king when they cut the corn,And they strangle me to-morrow.iiOh ! why was I made so red and ...

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A Song by Lord Alfred Douglas

A Song by Lord Alfred Douglas

Steal from the meadows, rob the tall green hills,Ravish my orchard's blossoms, let me bindA crown of orchard flowers and daffodils,Because my love is fair and white and ...

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Plainte Eternelle by Lord Alfred Douglas

Plainte Eternelle by Lord Alfred Douglas

The sun sinks down, the tremulous daylight dies.(Down their long shafts the weary sunbeams glide.)The white-winged ships drift with the falling tide,Come back, my love, with pity ...

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The Garden Of Death by Lord Alfred Douglas

The Garden Of Death by Lord Alfred Douglas

There is an isle in an unfurrowed seaThat I wot of, whereon the whole year roundThe apple-blossoms and the rosebuds beIn early blooming ; and a many soundOf ten-stringed lute, and ...

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To Sleep by Lord Alfred Douglas

To Sleep by Lord Alfred Douglas

Ah, Sleep, to me thou com'st not in the guiseOf one who brings good gifts to weary men,Balm for bruised hearts and fancies alienTo unkind truth, and drying for sad eyes.I dread ...

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The Ballad Of Saint Vitus by Lord Alfred Douglas

The Ballad Of Saint Vitus by Lord Alfred Douglas

Vitus came tripping over the grassWhen all the leaves in the trees were green,Through the green meadows he did passOn the day he was full seventeen.The lark was singing up over ...

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Rejected by Lord Alfred Douglas

Rejected by Lord Alfred Douglas

Alas ! I have lost my God,My beautiful God Apollo.Wherever his footsteps trodMy feet were wont to follow.But Oh ! it fell out one dayMy soul was so heavy with weeping,That I laid ...

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To L  — by Lord Alfred Douglas

To L — by Lord Alfred Douglas

Thou that wast once my loved and loving friend,A friend no more, I had forgot thee quite,Why hast thou come to trouble my delightWith memories ? Oh ! I had clean made endOf all ...

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Vae Victis! by Lord Alfred Douglas

Vae Victis! by Lord Alfred Douglas

Here in this isleThe summer still lingers,And Autumn's brown fingersSo busy the whileWith the leaves in the north;Are scarcely put forthIn this land where the sun still glows like ...

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