Algernon Charles Swinburne

(5 April 1837 - 10 April 1909 / London)

To Dora Dorian - Poem by Algernon Charles Swinburne

Child of two strong nations, heir
Born of high-souled hope that smiled,
Seeing for each brought forth a fair
Child,

By thy gracious brows, and wild
Golden-clouded heaven of hair,
By thine eyes elate and mild,

Hope would fain take heart to swear
Men should yet be reconciled,
Seeing the sign she bids thee bear,
Child.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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