Thursday, July 2, 2009

Her Voice

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: it was here I trow
I made that vow,
Swore that two lives should be like one
As long as the sea-gull loved the sea,
As long as the sunflower sought the sun,-
It shall be, I said, for eternity
'Twixt you and me!
Dear friend, those times are over and done;
Love's web is spun.
Look upward where the poplar trees
Sway and sway in the summer air,
Here in the valley never a breeze
Scatters the thistledown, but there
Great winds blow fair
From the mighty murmuring mystical seas,
And the wave-lashed leas.
Look upward where the white gull screams,
What does it see that we do not see?
Is that a star? or the lamp that gleams
On some outward voyaging argosy,
Ah! can it be
We have lived our lives in a land of dreams!
How sad it seems.
Sweet, there is nothing left to say
But this, that love is never lost,
Keen winter stabs the breasts of May
Whose crimson roses burst his frost,
Ships tempest-tossed
Will find a harbour in some bay,
And so we may.

And there is nothing left to do
But to kiss once again, and part,
Nay, there is nothing we should rue,
I have my beauty,-you your Art,
Nay, do not start,
One world was not enough for two
Like me and you.

Oscar Wilde


Wendy said...

great poem.

thank you for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Another Oscar Wilde fan! Isn't he brilliant Shania!

Abe's Heart said...

I'm back..have been back for a while.
Hope all's well with you, dear.

Wonderful Poetry.
`x~Abe's Heart.

Thomas said...

I need to get back into poetry.

Shania said...

Wendy: thanks, I love thi poem.

Greenfingers:Yes, He is brilliant. I didn't know much about him until recently when I read this poem and found that he had a very interesting life.

Abe's heart: HI! Welcome back! Everything is well with me thanks for asking. I hope you are doing well too.

Thomas: I didn't like poetry before but now I have a new found appreciation for it.