Oscar Wilde

Playwright, Poet, Infamous, and Highly Intelligent

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About Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was the son of a knight, his father was Ireland's best eye surgeons. His mother was a nationalist and a poet. Oscar Wilde won many awards, scholarships and prizes because he was so intelligent such a good student. He attended the best schools and graduated from Oxford. When he was done with all of his schooling he moved to London to live with one of his friends, Frank Miles. Miles was known among the high society of London, he was an artist. He lived a long life for that time, he died of meningitis at age 46. He is still remembered and celebrated through his works.

Symophony In Yellow

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.

La Fuite de la Lune

O outer senses there is peace,

A dreamy peace on either hand,

Deep silence in the shadowy land,

Deep silence where the shadows cease.

Save for a cry that echoes shrill

From some lone bird disconsolate;

A corncrake calling to its mate;

The answer from the misty hill.

And suddenly the moon withdraws

Her sickle from the lightening skies,

And to her sombre cavern flies,

Wrapped in a veil of yellow gauze.