A Vision Poem by Oscar Wilde

A Vision

Rating: 3.0


Two crowned Kings, and One that stood alone
With no green weight of laurels round his head,
But with sad eyes as one uncomforted,
And wearied with man's never-ceasing moan
For sins no bleating victim can atone,
And sweet long lips with tears and kisses fed.
Girt was he in a garment black and red,
And at his feet I marked a broken stone
Which sent up lilies, dove-like, to his knees.
Now at their sight, my heart being lit with flame,
I cried to Beatrice, 'Who are these? '
And she made answer, knowing well each name,
'AEschylos first, the second Sophokles,
And last (wide stream of tears!) Euripides.'

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Juan Olivarez 09 May 2011

Maybe it's because they could spell simple words.And I can see where the ignoramus part comes in. Yes indeed.

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Carlos Echeverria 09 May 2012

It's a testament to Wilde's genius that his work is still discomfiting.

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Jennifer Kay Simmons 12 October 2012

wow.......... trust no one.Sh#* happens, and so does love..... If you do not know how to enter a fantasy you will usually end up lost with some one that you wish you never brought along...or surrounded by friends and enemies, whats the difference? ..........a bit depressing....and interesting...

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Juan Olivarez 09 May 2010

though Oscar Wilde is better known to me because of the horror story'picture of dorian gray' he was an putstanding poet. this is a perfect example.

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Ramesh T A 09 May 2010

A difficult poem to digest unless one is aware of religion and literature of the past era! Wilde is wild in composition!

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Shaun Cronick 03 August 2020

Wilde was a true master of the art his vast visionary imagination boggles the mind. His wording, beat and flow are a joy to behold, let alone the message his poems magnificently carry and so. so brightly display. Timeless poetry by a timeless poet. Simply a true genius at work.

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Me Poet Yeps Poet 29 April 2019

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL RENDITION FROM A WORLD CLASS POET OF WISDOM A LIBRA POET WAS HE YOU CAN ALSO LIKE HIM BE

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daddypeen69 06 November 2018

great poem! love the figurative language!

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* Sunprincess * 17 October 2015

...an extremely beautiful ending ?

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Paul Sebastian 09 May 2014

One of my poets! This is great write from him. Enjoyed it! !

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