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A Vision

Oscar Wilde 1854 (Dublin) – 1900 (Paris)



Two crowned Kings, and One that stood alone
With no green weight of laurels round his head,
But with sad eyes as one uncomforted,
And wearied with man's never-ceasing moan
For sins no bleating victim can atone,
And sweet long lips with tears and kisses fed.
Girt was he in a garment black and red,
And at his feet I marked a broken stone
Which sent up lilies, dove-like, to his knees.
Now at their sight, my heart being lit with flame,
I cried to Beatrice, 'Who are these?'
And she made answer, knowing well each name,
'AEschylos first, the second Sophokles,
And last (wide stream of tears!) Euripides.'
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Oscar Wilde

Oscar wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland. he was known for his plays, but his short fairy tales have intense moralistic views. his writings bring up a beauty into ones soul and was known for his wiseacreing and after given 2 years hard labour was left a broken man to live out his life in exile in france. my favourite works include the nightingale and the rose, star child, and lady windemere's fan. more…

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