Algernon Charles Swinburne

(5 April 1837 - 10 April 1909 / London)

Algernon Charles Swinburne Poems

81. The Pilgrims 1/1/2004
82. Before Sunset 1/1/2004
83. In Guernsey - To Theodore Watts 1/1/2004
84. Fragoletta 4/12/2010
85. After Death 4/12/2010
86. Plus Ultra 1/1/2004
87. Thomas Decker: Viii 4/12/2010
88. Dedication To Christina G. Rossetti 1/1/2004
89. To Catullus 1/1/2004
90. Rondel 4/12/2010
91. Félise 4/12/2010
92. In The Orchard 4/12/2010
93. Faustine 4/12/2010
94. Satia Te Sanguine 4/12/2010
95. March: An Ode 4/12/2010
96. The Sundew 4/12/2010
97. Seven Years Old 4/12/2010
98. Étude Réaliste (Excerpts) 1/1/2004
99. Lines On The Death Of Edward John Trelawny 4/12/2010
100. Ilicet 4/12/2010
101. Discord 1/1/2004
102. The Channel Tunnel: Sonnets 4/12/2010
103. Dickens: Sonnets 4/12/2010
104. To John Nichol: Sonnets 4/12/2010
105. Monotones 1/1/2004
106. The Salt Of The Earth 4/12/2010
107. August 4/12/2010
108. Plus Intra 1/1/2004
109. Rest 4/12/2010
110. Marzo Pazzo 1/1/2004
111. Hesperia 4/12/2010
112. The King's Daughter 4/12/2010
113. A Year's Burden -- 1870 1/1/2004
114. Benediction 1/1/2004
115. Not A Child 1/1/2004
116. A Song In Time Of Revolution. 1860 4/12/2010
117. Ode On The Insurrection In Candia 1/1/2004
118. In The Bay 1/1/2004
119. A New Year's Message To Joseph Mazzini 1/1/2004
120. Envoi 1/1/2004
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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Babyhood

A baby shines as bright
If winter or if May be
On eyes that keep in sight
A baby.

Though dark the skies or grey be,
It fills our eyes with light,
If midnight or midday be.

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