Lord Alfred Douglas

(1870 - 1945 / England)

Harmonic Du Soir


Voici venir le temps

Now is the hour when, swinging in the breeze,
Each flower, like a censer, sheds its sweet.
The air is full of scents and melodies,
O languorous waltz ! O swoon of dancing feet!

Each flower, like a censer, sheds its sweet,
The violins are like sad souls that cry,
O languorous waltz ! O swoon of dancing feet!
A shrine of Death and Beauty is the sky.

The violins are like sad souls that cry,
Poor souls that hate the vast. black night of Death ;
A shrine of Death and Beauty is the sky.
Drowned in red blood, the Sun gives up his breath.

This soul that hates the vast black night of Death
Takes all the luminous past back tenderly,
Drowned in red blood, the Sun gives up his breath.
Thine image like a monstrance shines in me.

Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Harmonic Du Soir by Lord Alfred Douglas )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. If, Rudyard Kipling
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  10. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Your hands lie open in the long fresh grass, --
The finger-points look through like rosy blooms:
Your eyes smile peace. The pasture gleams and glooms
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. lux et umbra, Ann Dow
  2. S.O.S., Sandra Feldman
  3. Something is in the House, Sarah Liz Bowman
  4. Tragedy and Comedy, Eugene Levich
  5. Bound to thaw, george albot
  6. Not Obligated To Offer Options, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  7. A taste of love, JJ Evendon
  8. Greeting Cards, Sara Fielder
  9. The Lorry From The North, Tony Adah
  10. Father's Admonition, Tony Adah
[Hata Bildir]