Algernon Charles Swinburne

(5 April 1837 - 10 April 1909 / London)

Algernon Charles Swinburne Poems

41. The King's Daughter 4/12/2010
42. A Year's Burden -- 1870 1/1/2004
43. Insularum Ocelle 1/1/2004
44. The Masque Of Queen Bersabe: A Miracle-Play 4/12/2010
45. On The Downs 4/12/2010
46. One Of Twain 1/1/2004
47. In San Lorenzo 1/1/2004
48. Concord 1/1/2004
49. St. Dorothy 4/12/2010
50. In Sark 1/1/2004
51. The Roundel 1/1/2004
52. Hesperia 4/12/2010
53. Before Parting 4/12/2010
54. The Death Of Richard Wagner 1/1/2004
55. An Appeal 1/1/2004
56. In Memory Of Walter Savage Landor 1/1/2004
57. Thomas Middleton: Ix 4/12/2010
58. Adieux À Marie Stuart 4/12/2010
59. The Halt Before Rome--September 1867 1/1/2004
60. To Dora Dorian 1/1/2004
61. Athens: An Ode 4/12/2010
62. The Bloody Sun 4/12/2010
63. Mentana : First Anniversary 1/1/2004
64. Change 1/1/2004
65. Song Before Death: From The French 4/12/2010
66. For A Picture 4/12/2010
67. John Day: Xiii 4/12/2010
68. Let Us Go 4/12/2010
69. On The Deaths Of Thomas Carlyle And George Eliot: Sonnets 4/12/2010
70. Love At Sea 4/12/2010
71. Chorus 1/3/2003
72. Prelude 1/1/2004
73. The Epitaph In Form Of A Ballad Which Villon Made For Himself And His Comrades, Expecting To Be Hanged Along With Them 4/12/2010
74. Choriambics 4/12/2010
75. Les Noyades 4/12/2010
76. The Two Dreams 4/12/2010
77. Dysthanatos 4/12/2010
78. Mater Triumphalis 1/1/2004
79. Bismarck At Canossa: Sonnets 4/12/2010
80. Sir William Gomm: Sonnets 4/12/2010

Comments about Algernon Charles Swinburne

  • Jamie Mitchell (1/11/2018 11:56:00 AM)

    Didn't Swinburne write a poem about Oacar Wilde? This collection seems incomplete.

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  • Johnny Ringo (12/26/2013 11:43:00 PM)

    I love reading Swinburne, some of his works really speak to me and I can read them again and again.

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  • Dianne Ross (1/22/2013 3:01:00 AM)

    No poet writes more exquisitely of love than dear Swinburne. I will always hold him close to my heart. He was devoted to his Queen.

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Best Poem of Algernon Charles Swinburne

A Baby's Death

A little soul scarce fledged for earth
Takes wing with heaven again for goal
Even while we hailed as fresh from birth
A little soul.

Our thoughts ring sad as bells that toll,
Not knowing beyond this blind world's girth
What things are writ in heaven's full scroll.

Our fruitfulness is there but dearth,
And all things held in time's control
Seem there, perchance, ill dreams, not worth
A little soul.



The little feet that never trod
Earth, never strayed in field or street,
What hand leads upward back to God
The little ...

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The Way Of The Wind

The wind's way in the deep sky's hollow
None may measure, as none can say
How the heart in her shows the swallow
The wind's way.

Hope nor fear can avail to stay
Waves that whiten on wrecks that wallow,
Times and seasons that wane and slay.