Algernon Charles Swinburne

Here you will find the Poem Anonymous Plays: XVIII of poet Algernon Charles Swinburne

Anonymous Plays: XVIII

MORE yet and more, and yet we mark not all:
The Warning fain to bid fair women heed
Its hard brief note of deadly doom and deed;
The verse that strewed too thick with flowers the hall
Whence Nero watched his fiery festival;
That iron page wherein men?s eyes who read
See, bruised and marred between two babes that bleed,
A mad red-handed husband?s martyr fall;
The scene which crossed and streaked with mirth the strife
Of Henry with his sons and witchlike wife;
And that sweet pageant of the kindly fiend,
Who, seeing three friends in spirit and heart made one,
Crowned with good hap the true-love wiles he screened
In the pleached lanes of pleasant Edmonton.