Symphony In Yellow Poem by Oscar Wilde

Symphony In Yellow

Rating: 3.1

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
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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Bernard F. Asuncion 14 August 2017

Enjoyed reading this one.....

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Geoffrey Fafard 14 August 2017

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.

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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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Anil Kumar Panda 14 August 2017

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

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Ruta Mohapatra 08 October 2022

What a poem! Full of a camera scanning a landscape...

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John Pier 06 October 2022

this poem resonates with Théophile Gauthier's poem 'Symphony in White Major', which Wilde appreciated very highly.

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Chinedu Dike 06 October 2022

Vivid imagery with beautiful rendition.

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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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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Dublin / Ireland
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