Oscar Wilde
A Vision by Oscar Wilde

A Vision by Oscar Wilde

Two crowned Kings, and One that stood alone With no green weight of laurels round his head, But with sad eyes as one uncomforted, And wearied with man's never-ceasing moan For ...

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Flower Of Love by Oscar Wilde

Flower Of Love by Oscar Wilde

Sweet, I blame you not, for mine the fault was, had I not been made of common clay I had climbed the higher heights unclimbed yet, seen the fuller air, the larger day. From ...

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Her Voice by Oscar Wilde

Her Voice by Oscar Wilde

THE wild bee reels from bough to bough With his furry coat and his gauzy wing. Now in a lily-cup, and now Setting a jacinth bell a-swing, In his wandering; Sit closer love: ...

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Charmides by Oscar Wilde

Charmides by Oscar Wilde

He was a Grecian lad, who coming home With pulpy figs and wine from Sicily Stood at his galley's prow, and let the foam Blow through his crisp brown curls unconsciously, And ...

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The Dole Of The King’s Daughter (Breton) by Oscar Wilde

The Dole Of The King’s Daughter (Breton) by Oscar Wilde

Seven stars in the still water, And seven in the sky; Seven sins on the King's daughter, Deep in her soul to lie. Red roses are at her feet, (Roses are red in her red-gold ...

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Ravenna by Oscar Wilde

Ravenna by Oscar Wilde

To my friend George Fleming author of 'The Nile Novel' and'Mirage')I.A year ago I breathed the Italian air, -And yet, methinks this northern Spring is fair,-These fields made ...

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Apologia by Oscar Wilde

Apologia by Oscar Wilde

IS it thy will that I should wax and wane, Barter my cloth of gold for hodden grey, And at thy pleasure weave that web of pain Whose brightest ...

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A Lament by Oscar Wilde

A Lament by Oscar Wilde

O well for him who lives at easeWith garnered gold in wide domain,Nor heeds the splashing of the rain,The crashing down of forest trees. -O well for him who ne'er hath knownThe ...

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Ava Maria Plena Gratia by Oscar Wilde

Ava Maria Plena Gratia by Oscar Wilde

WAS this His coming! I had hoped to see A scene of wondrous glory, as was told Of some great God who in a rain of gold Broke open bars and fell on ...

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In The Forest by Oscar Wilde

In The Forest by Oscar Wilde

Out of the mid-wood's twilightInto the meadow's dawn,Ivory limbed and brown-eyed,Flashes my Faun! He skips through the copses singing,And his shadow dances along,And I know not ...

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Amor Intellectualis by Oscar Wilde

Amor Intellectualis by Oscar Wilde

OFT have we trod the vales of Castaly And heard sweet notes of sylvan music blown From antique reeds to common folk unknown: And often launched our ...

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Greece by Oscar Wilde

Greece by Oscar Wilde

The sea was sapphire coloured, and the skyBurned like a heated opal through the air;We hoisted sail; the wind was blowing fairFor the blue lands that to the eastward lie.From the ...

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Symphony In Yellow by Oscar Wilde

Symphony In Yellow by Oscar Wilde

An omnibus across the bridgeCrawls like a yellow butterfly,And, here and there a passer-byShows like a little restless midge.Big barges full of yellow hayAre moored against the ...

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Athanasia by Oscar Wilde

Athanasia by Oscar Wilde

To that gaunt House of Art which lacks for naught Of all the great things men have saved from Time, The withered body of a girl was brought Dead ere the world's glad youth had ...

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By The Arno by Oscar Wilde

By The Arno by Oscar Wilde

THE oleander on the wall Grows crimson in the dawning light, Though the grey shadows of the night Lie yet on Florence like a pall. ...

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The True Knowledge by Oscar Wilde

The True Knowledge by Oscar Wilde

Thou knowest all; I seek in vainWhat lands to till or sow with seed -The land is black with briar and weed,Nor cares for falling tears or rain.Thou knowest all; I sit and waitWith ...

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The Ballad Of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde

The Ballad Of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde

(In memoriamC. T. W.Sometime trooper of the Royal Horse Guardsobiit H.M. prison, Reading, BerkshireJuly 7, 1896)IHe did not wear his scarlet coat,For blood and wine are red,And ...

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Ave Imperatrix by Oscar Wilde

Ave Imperatrix by Oscar Wilde

SET in this stormy Northern sea, Queen of these restless fields of tide, England! what shall men say of thee, Before whose feet the worlds ...

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E Tenebris by Oscar Wilde

E Tenebris by Oscar Wilde

COME down, O Christ, and help me! reach thy hand, For I am drowning in a stormier sea Than Simon on thy lake of Galilee: The wine of life is spilt ...

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From Spring Days To Winter (For Music) by Oscar Wilde

From Spring Days To Winter (For Music) by Oscar Wilde

In the glad springtime when leaves were green,O merrily the throstle sings!I sought, amid the tangled sheen,Love whom mine eyes had never seen,O the glad dove has golden ...

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Desespoir by Oscar Wilde

Desespoir by Oscar Wilde

The seasons send their ruin as they go,For in the spring the narciss shows its headNor withers till the rose has flamed to red,And in the autumn purple violets blow,And the slim ...

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The Harlot’s House by Oscar Wilde

The Harlot’s House by Oscar Wilde

We caught the tread of dancing feet, We loitered down the moonlit street, And stopped beneath the harlot's house. Inside, above the din and fray, We heard the loud musicians play ...

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The Grave Of Shelley by Oscar Wilde

The Grave Of Shelley by Oscar Wilde

LIKE burnt-out torches by a sick man's bed Gaunt cypress-trees stand round the sun-bleached stone; Here doth the little night-owl make her throne, ...

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To My Wife by Oscar Wilde

To My Wife by Oscar Wilde

With a Copy of My PoemsI can write no stately proemAs a prelude to my lay; From a poet to a poemI would dare to say.For if of these fallen petalsOne to you seem fair,Love will ...

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A Fragment by Oscar Wilde

A Fragment by Oscar Wilde

Beautiful star with the crimson lipsAnd flagrant daffodil hair,Come back, come back, in the shaking shipsO'er the much-overrated sea,To the hearts that are sick for theeWith a woe ...

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Requiescat by Oscar Wilde

Requiescat by Oscar Wilde

TREAD lightly, she is near Under the snow, Speak gently, she can hear The daisies grow. ...

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My Voice by Oscar Wilde

My Voice by Oscar Wilde

WITHIN this restless, hurried, modern world We took our hearts' full pleasure--You and I, And now the white sails of our ship are furled, And spent ...

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Camma by Oscar Wilde

Camma by Oscar Wilde

AS one who poring on a Grecian urn Scans the fair shapes some Attic hand hath made, God with slim goddess, goodly man with maid, And for their ...

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At Verona by Oscar Wilde

At Verona by Oscar Wilde

HOW steep the stairs within Kings' houses are For exile-wearied feet as mine to tread, And O how salt and bitter is the bread Which falls ...

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The Grave Of Keats by Oscar Wilde

The Grave Of Keats by Oscar Wilde

RID of the world's injustice, and his pain, He rests at last beneath God's veil of blue: Taken from life when life and love were new The youngest of ...

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Chanson by Oscar Wilde

Chanson by Oscar Wilde

A RING of gold and a milk-white dove Are goodly gifts for thee, And a hempen rope for your own love To hang upon a tree. ...

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Canzonet by Oscar Wilde

Canzonet by Oscar Wilde

I have no storeOf gryphon-guarded gold;Now, as before,Bare is the shepherd's fold.Rubies nor pearlsHave I to gem thy throat;Yet woodland girlsHave loved the shepherd's note.Then ...

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Ballade De Marguerite (Normande) by Oscar Wilde

Ballade De Marguerite (Normande) by Oscar Wilde

I am weary of lying within the chaseWhen the knights are meeting in market-place.Nay, go not thou to the red-roofed townLest the hoofs of the war-horse tread thee down.But I would ...

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The Sphinx by Oscar Wilde

The Sphinx by Oscar Wilde

In a dim corner of my room for longer thanmy fancy thinksA beautiful and silent Sphinx has watched methrough the shifting gloom.Inviolate and immobile she does not rise shedoes ...

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Helas! by Oscar Wilde

Helas! by Oscar Wilde

To drift with every passion till my soul Is a stringed lute on which all winds can play, Is it for this that I have given away Mine ancient wisdom, and austere control?- Methinks ...

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Madonna Mia by Oscar Wilde

Madonna Mia by Oscar Wilde

A LILY-GIRL, not made for this world's pain, With brown, soft hair close braided by her ears, And longing eyes half veiled by slumberous tears Like ...

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The Ballad Of Reading Gaol (Version II) by Oscar Wilde

The Ballad Of Reading Gaol (Version II) by Oscar Wilde

Version IIHe did not wear his scarlet coat, For blood and wine are red, And blood and wine were on his hands When they found him with the dead, The poor dead woman whom he loved, ...

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Impression De Voyage by Oscar Wilde

Impression De Voyage by Oscar Wilde

The sea was sapphire coloured, and the skyBurned like a heated opal through the air;We hoisted sail; the wind was blowing fairFor the blue lands that to the eastward lie.From the ...

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Endymion by Oscar Wilde

Endymion by Oscar Wilde

THE apple trees are hung with gold, And birds are loud in Arcady, The sheep lie bleating in the fold, The wild goat runs ...

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Rome Unvisited by Oscar Wilde

Rome Unvisited by Oscar Wilde

I. THE corn has turned from grey to red, Since first my spirit wandered forth From the drear cities of the north, And to ...

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Panthea by Oscar Wilde

Panthea by Oscar Wilde

NAY, let us walk from fire unto fire, From passionate pain to deadlier delight,-- I am too young to live without desire, Too young art thou to waste this summer night ...

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Ballade De Marguerite by Oscar Wilde

Ballade De Marguerite by Oscar Wilde

(NORMANDE.) I AM weary of lying within the chase When the knights are meeting in market-place. Nay, go not thou to the red-roofed town Lest ...

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Humanitad by Oscar Wilde

Humanitad by Oscar Wilde

IT is full Winter now: the trees are bare, Save where the cattle huddle from the cold Beneath the pine, for it doth never wear The Autumn's gaudy livery whose gold Her ...

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Sonnet To Liberty by Oscar Wilde

Sonnet To Liberty by Oscar Wilde

NOT that I love thy children, whose dull eyes See nothing save their own unlovely woe, Whose minds know nothing, nothing care to know,-- But that ...

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An Inscription by Oscar Wilde

An Inscription by Oscar Wilde

Go little book,To him who, on a lute with horns of pearl,Sang of the white feet of the Golden Girl:And bid him lookInto thy pages: it may hap that heMay find that golden maidens ...

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Roses And Rue by Oscar Wilde

Roses And Rue by Oscar Wilde

Could we dig up this long-buried treasure,Were it worth the pleasure,We never could learn love's song,We are parted too longCould the passionate past that is fledCall back its ...

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La Bella Donna Della Mia Mente by Oscar Wilde

La Bella Donna Della Mia Mente by Oscar Wilde

MY limbs are wasted with a flame, My feet are sore with travelling, For calling on my Lady's name My lips have now forgot to sing. ...

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Holy Week At Genoa by Oscar Wilde

Holy Week At Genoa by Oscar Wilde

I wandered through Scoglietto's far retreat,The oranges on each o'erhanging sprayBurned as bright lamps of gold to shame the day;Some startled bird with fluttering wings and ...

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The Garden Of Eros by Oscar Wilde

The Garden Of Eros by Oscar Wilde

IT is full summer now, the heart of June, Not yet the sun-burnt reapers are a-stir Upon the upland meadow where too soon Rich autumn time, the season's usurer, Will ...

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Easter Day by Oscar Wilde

Easter Day by Oscar Wilde

THE silver trumpets rang across the Dome: The people knelt upon the ground with awe: And borne upon the necks of men I saw, Like some great God, the ...

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