A Fragment Poem by Oscar Wilde

A Fragment

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Beautiful star with the crimson lips
And flagrant daffodil hair,
Come back, come back, in the shaking ships
O'er the much-overrated sea,
To the hearts that are sick for thee
With a woe worse than mal de mer-
O beautiful stars with the crimson lips
And the flagrant daffodil hair. -
O ship that shakes on the desolate sea,
Neath the flag of the wan White Star,
Thou bringest a brighter star with thee
From the land of the Philistine,
Where Niagara's reckoned fine
And Tupper is popular-
O ship that shakes on the desolate sea,
Neath the flag of the wan White Star.

A Fragment
COMMENTS OF THE POEM

Best poem from the great poet.

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Best poem from the great poet.

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* Sunprincess * 17 October 2015

....very nicely penned with great imagery ?

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Anil Kumar Panda 28 May 2021

Nicely crafted. A joy to read.

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Beautiful star with crimson lips. Imaginative and romantic Oscar Wilde

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Sylvia Frances Chan 28 May 2021

I have the idea this ooem is for Afred Lord Douglas, his boyfriend years younger, their friendship was forbidden by Lord's Douglas father, that were very tumultuos years in Oscar Wild's life.

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James Leggio 28 January 2021

Does no one get it that this poem is a spoof?

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Sylvaonyema Uba 26 January 2017

Nice poem blended with beautiful imageries. Sylva-Onyema Uba.

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