Mar 19 2005

Her Voice – Oscar Wilde

Published by at 2:20 am under Oscar Wilde Love Poems

Her Voice

 Sad love poem 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: 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.

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8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Her Voice – Oscar Wilde”

  1. Gueston 01 Oct 2006 at 10:47 am

    I love this poem. It\’s so pretty!

  2. Gueston 11 Oct 2006 at 12:09 am

    so thoughful, and it!

  3. Lauren Babyon 23 Mar 2007 at 6:23 am


  4. Miss Miaon 03 Jun 2007 at 1:33 pm

    This poem was so beautifully written! 🙂 But I thought it was a little sad. :cry

  5. lighthearton 06 Dec 2008 at 5:39 pm

    This poem is beautiful 🙂 William is a prefect poet! he epress himself prefectly! i am too writing and reading heartbreaking poems :sigh

  6. Anonymouson 05 Jun 2009 at 9:12 am

    Awww it made me smile until the end, its such a lovely poem!! 🙂

  7. anonyon 05 Jun 2009 at 9:14 am

    🙂 :grin 😉 8) :p :roll :eek :upset :zzz :sigh 😕 :cry 🙁 😡

  8. Mr. Whoon 28 Jun 2009 at 3:53 pm

    This poem is beautiful, I love it!
    If I may, lightheart, who is William and what\’s he got to do with this poem? If you mean Shakespeare you must be a fool.

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