Oscar Wilde

Here you will find the Poem Chanson of poet Oscar Wilde


A RING of gold and a milk-white dove
 Are goodly gifts for thee,
 And a hempen rope for your own love
 To hang upon a tree.

 For you a House of Ivory
 (Roses are white in the rose-bower)!
 A narrow bed for me to lie
 (White, O white, is the hemlock flower)!

 Myrtle and jessamine for you
 (O the red rose is fair to see)!
 For me the cypress and the rue
 (Fairest of all is rose-mary)!

 For you three lovers of your hand
 (Green grass where a man lies dead)!
 For me three paces on the sand
 (Plant lilies at my head)!