Oscar Wilde

(1854-1900 / Dublin / Ireland)

In The Forest - Poem by Oscar Wilde

Out of the mid-wood's twilight
Into the meadow's dawn,
Ivory limbed and brown-eyed,
Flashes my Faun!

He skips through the copses singing,
And his shadow dances along,
And I know not which I should follow,
Shadow or song!

O Hunter, snare me his shadow!
O Nightingale, catch me his strain!
Else moonstruck with music and madness
I track him in vain!


Comments about In The Forest by Oscar Wilde

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (10/16/2016 5:59:00 PM)

    Congratulations for being selected poem of the day...... (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Williams (10/16/2016 4:29:00 PM)

    Amazing how he wrote in such a way that I read it like I was light-footed and light-hearted and skipping after a shadow or a faun. (Report)Reply

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  • Godfrey Morris (10/16/2016 10:32:00 AM)

    Great write. Awesome poet. (Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (10/16/2016 10:01:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem indeed. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/16/2016 9:58:00 AM)

    moonstruck with music and madness
    i track him in vain
    Superb poetry penned by a great poet. Thanks for sharing it here.
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  • Mizzy ........ (10/16/2016 9:08:00 AM)

    Gorgeous Nature piece..... (Report)Reply

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  • Amar Agarwala (10/16/2016 8:21:00 AM)

    Wonderfully thought and brilliantly written! (Report)Reply

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  • Geoffrey Fafard (10/16/2016 4:37:00 AM)

    Just so good Mr Wilde my dear poet. No one had more descriptive notions in his head than you...Writer of writers. Lord of the pen. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/16/2016 1:15:00 AM)

    I track him in vain! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/19/2015 5:24:00 PM)

    O Hunter, O Nightingale and moon so many imagery, Awesome (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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