Algernon Charles Swinburne

(5 April 1837 - 10 April 1909 / London)

Algernon Charles Swinburne Poems

201. Wasted Love 1/1/2004
202. Anactoria 4/12/2010
203. A Marching Song 1/1/2004
204. A Clasp Of Hands 12/31/2002
205. Music: An Ode 12/31/2002
206. A Night-Piece By Millet 1/1/2004
207. Time And Life 1/1/2004
208. Prelude - Tristan And Isolde 1/1/2004
209. Four Songs Of Four Seasons 12/31/2002
210. A Flower-Piece By Fantin 1/1/2004
211. A Ballad Of Burdens 12/31/2002
212. Hymn To Proserpine (After The Proclamation Of The Christian 1/1/2004
213. Birth And Death 1/1/2004
214. A Dead Friend 1/1/2004
215. Love Lies Bleeding 1/1/2004
216. A Baby's Death 1/1/2004
217. Love And Sleep 12/31/2002
218. A Match 1/3/2003
219. A Child's Laughter 12/31/2002
220. A Leave-Taking 12/31/2002
221. The Garden Of Prosperine 1/3/2003
222. A Forsaken Garden 12/31/2002
223. A Ballad Of Death 1/3/2003
224. A Ballad Of Dreamland 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Algernon Charles Swinburne

A Ballad Of Dreamland

I hid my heart in a nest of roses,
Out of the sun's way, hidden apart;
In a softer bed than the soft white snow's is,
Under the roses I hid my heart.
Why would it sleep not? why should it start,
When never a leaf of the rose-tree stirred?
What made sleep flutter his wings and part?
Only the song of a secret bird.

Lie still, I said, for the wind's wing closes,
And mild leaves muffle the keen sun's dart;
Lie still, for the wind on the warm seas dozes,
And the wind is unquieter yet than thou art.
Does a thought in thee still as a thorn's wound ...

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Wasted Love

What shall be done for sorrow
With love whose race is run?
Where help is none to borrow,
What shall be done?

In vain his hands have spun
The web, or drawn the furrow:
No rest their toil hath won.

His task is all gone thorough,
And fruit thereof is none:
And who dare say to-morrow
What shall be done?

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