My name is Leah. I live and write in Wellington, New Zealand. Welcome!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday Poem: 'A Fragment' by Oscar Wilde

Beautiful star with the crimson lips
And flagrant daffodil hair,
Come back, come back, in the shaking ships
O'er the much-overrated sea,
To the hearts that are sick for thee
With a woe worse than mal de mer-
O beautiful stars with the crimson lips
And the flagrant daffodil hair. -
O ship that shakes on the desolate sea,
Neath the flag of the wan White Star,
Thou bringest a brighter star with thee
From the land of the Philistine,
Where Niagara's reckoned fine
And Tupper is popular-
O ship that shakes on the desolate sea,
Neath the flag of the wan White Star. 


3 comments:

  1. Hi Leah,
    this is one poem that is making me curious. I want to know more. :-) Who is Tupper...there are some interesting possibilities such as the founder of Tupperware but Oscar was dead before all that?

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  2. Interesting use of rhythm in this poem from the great Oscar Wilde himself. Cheers.

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  3. I love 'flagrant daffodil hair' !! lovely poem

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