Olive's Poem to Bosie
Posted by Marie-Bernadette on June 23, 1998 at 21:06:39:
Here is the poem that my ancestress Olive Custance wrote for Bosie (Yes, that's Oscar Wilde's Bosie; Olive married him after that affair).
TO MY HUSBAND
(Dedication to the Blue Bird)
I sing the joy and sorrow of the world,
The strange and secret histories of the heart;
I am a dreamer, and each day my dreams
Go out and kiss the eyes of love grief,
The laughing mouth of love. I have bowed down
Before the light of beauty all my life,
Ane now, O poet passionate and brave,
O lover with the beautiful sad face,
Like a shy child I bring you all my songs.
-- "Wild Olive"
- Fascinating - any more? Linden 05:56:29 6/24/98 (5)
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