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

Comments about Symphony In Yellow by Oscar Wilde

  • (5/13/2018 12:27:00 PM)

    Love the senery just perfect to sit and drink tea with a partner in the quiet (Report) Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (8/14/2017 11:25:00 PM)

    This kind of a nature's perfect landscape is very rare. So pleasing and fascinating. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (8/14/2017 3:58:00 PM)

    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 (Report) Reply

  • Osazee Dankaro (8/14/2017 9:54:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem from Oscar Wilde. (Report) Reply

  • Rahman Henry (8/14/2017 9:50:00 AM)

    Perfectly an Oscarian poem. I like and enjoy it. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (8/14/2017 7:01:00 AM)

    A great poem full of colors. Enjoyed. Thanks for posting. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/14/2017 3:29:00 AM)

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

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (8/14/2017 2:46:00 AM)

    Enjoyed reading this one..... (Report) Reply

  • Geoffrey Fafard (8/14/2017 1:38:00 AM)

    So full of the colour and song of the day and full of the colour and song of Oscar.W's mind. I love his style. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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