Algernon Charles Swinburne

(5 April 1837 - 10 April 1909 / London)

Algernon Charles Swinburne Poems

1. A Ballad of Dreamland 1/3/2003
2. A Ballad of Death 1/3/2003
3. A Child's Laughter 12/31/2002
4. A Forsaken Garden 12/31/2002
5. A Baby's Death 1/1/2004
6. A Leave-Taking 12/31/2002
7. Love and Sleep 12/31/2002
8. A Match 1/3/2003
9. Birth And Death 1/1/2004
10. A Dead Friend 1/1/2004
11. The Garden of Prosperine 1/3/2003
12. A Flower-Piece By Fantin 1/1/2004
13. Time And Life 1/1/2004
14. A Ballad of Burdens 12/31/2002
15. Prelude - Tristan And Isolde 1/1/2004
16. Four Songs Of Four Seasons 12/31/2002
17. Hymn to Proserpine (After the Proclamation of the Christian 1/1/2004
18. The Year of the Rose 1/3/2003
19. Music: An Ode 12/31/2002
20. A Clasp Of Hands 12/31/2002

Birth And Death

Birth and death, twin-sister and twin-brother,
Night and day, on all things that draw breath,
Reign, while time keeps friends with one another
Birth and death.

Each brow-bound with flowers diverse of wreath,
Heaven they hail as father, earth as mother,
Faithful found above them and beneath.

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