Oscar Wilde

(1854-1900 / Dublin / Ireland)

Symphony In Yellow - Poem by Oscar Wilde

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.

Topic(s) of this poem: yellow

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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