Symphony In Yellow Poem by Oscar Wilde

Symphony In Yellow

Rating: 3.0


An omnibus across the bridge
Crawls like a yellow butterfly,
And, here and there a passer-by
Shows like a little restless midge.

Big barges full of yellow hay
Are moored against the shadowy wharf,
And, like a yellow silken scarf,
The thick fog hangs along the quay.

The yellow leaves begin to fade
And flutter from the temple elms,
And at my feet the pale green Thames
Lies like a rod of rippled jade.

Symphony In Yellow
Friday, January 3, 2003
Topic(s) of this poem: yellow
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kumarmani Mahakul 14 August 2017

It is a beautiful poem on colour with nice paint. Thrilling expression. Thanks and congratulation to his soul for the poem of the day.

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Anil Kumar Panda 14 August 2017

A great poem full of colors. Enjoyed. Thanks for posting.

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Susan Williams 14 August 2017

I like how he painted his scenery- - the images of the bus and people and barge and wharf and fog and leaves weave together a Symphony In Yellow

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Sylvia Frances Chan 14 August 2018

A well composed rhyming poem, good constructed, most honorable deserved as Modern poem Of The Day. Congratulations to OW´s family. At his time the Thames was pale green, does this mean that the Thames was still a dirty river with green alges? Nowadays the water is light blue when the sky is light blue and darkest blue when it is going to rain. A good poem of OW´s time. Myriad of 10´s for this excellent read.

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Anil Kumar Panda 14 August 2018

So nice. Quietly flows the lines. Enjoyed rhyming.

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Thomas Case 14 August 2019

Yellow becomes a character in Oscar's ode to life.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 14 August 2019

A beautiful melody, rich in rhyme and rhythm about the symphony in yellow presented by nature and surroundings making it well deserved modern poem of the Day.

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Mahtab Bangalee 14 August 2019

The yellow leaves begin to fade And flutter from the temple elms, And at my feet the pale green Thames Lies like a rod of rippled jade...........//// beautiful poem

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Chloe Ray 21 January 2019

Great stuff ?? True meaning! !

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Khairul Ahsan 14 August 2018

Loved the title of the poem, as well as the depiction of the scenery. The crawling of the omnibus across the bridge like a butterfly as against a lone passer by that showed like a 'midge' is an excellent depiction. The picture appears vivid. The thick fog hanging along the quay like a 'yellow silken scarf' is also another classic imagery.

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