Oscar Wilde

Here you will find the Poem Sonnet of poet Oscar Wilde


CHRIST, dost thou live indeed? or are thy bones
 Still straightened in their rock-hewn sepulchre?
 And was thy Rising only dreamed by Her
 Whose love of thee for all her sin atones?
 For here the air is horrid with men's groans,
 The priests who call upon thy name are slain,
 Dost thou not hear the bitter wail of pain
 From those whose children lie upon the stones?
 Come down, O Son of God! incestuous gloom
 Curtains the land, and through the starless night
 Over thy Cross the Crescent moon I see!
 If thou in very truth didst burst the tomb
 Come down, O Son of Man! and show thy might,
 Lest Mahomet be crowned instead of Thee!