Algernon Charles Swinburne

(5 April 1837 - 10 April 1909 / London)

Cleopatra - Poem by Algernon Charles Swinburne

HER mouth is fragrant as a vine,
A vine with birds in all its boughs;
Serpent and scarab for a sign
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  • (9/7/2012 2:10:00 AM)

    This text is not from the original publication in The Cornhill Magazine for September 1866, but has been taken from Goss and Wise's posthumous Bonchurch edition of the poet. This contains two false readings and does not include Swinburne's epigraph to the poem. (Report) Reply

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