Oscar Wilde

(1854-1900 / Dublin / Ireland)

Flower of Love


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
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  • Rookie - 461 Points Ramesh T A (7/18/2010 3:27:00 AM)

    So many things he says to write this poem! This clearly shows he was not in love at all in life! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Anthony Foster (7/18/2009 2:28:00 PM)

    Very guarded perhaps due to the morality of the time, despite which describes a passion and love which is person to person whatever the gender. A brilliant poet and playwrite. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sangnam Nam (7/18/2009 10:20:00 AM)

    In the midst of the worldly
    beings,
    you are still able to
    see through
    what's the most valuable
    to you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kevin Straw (7/18/2009 5:02:00 AM)

    Oscar probably felt passion but he could not write it. This poem is too full of be-jewelled lines, and tired sub-Shakespearean metaphors. Wilde's forte was in brilliant paradoxical wit. 'The Importance...' has everything that everything else of his lacks - the truth. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Susan Alldred-lugton (7/19/2005 3:26:00 AM)

    This poem demonstrates yet again Wilde's abilty to ponder over, understand, and put into words the complex nature of one human beings feeling toward another

    It is sad that he was unable to use his insights to have a happier life himself but, as we all know, brilliance does not sit comfortably alongside productive relationships
    A man born too soon There should be more like him

    Susan AlldredLugton (Report) Reply

  • Rookie RoJa Mitchell (7/18/2005 7:46:00 PM)

    i wish Oscar Wilde was alive and could know how much we like his poems....
    well i like his other works better, but is good too (Report) Reply

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