Her Voice by Oscar Wilde

I do enjoy the good quality poetry, as it has the ability to whisk a man off his mundane situation to the higher realms of life. It can either deepen the sorrow or lighten the burden, almost too heavy to bear.

Reading poetry is like browsing a spectrum of emotions, visions and experiences that one possibly never had the opportunity to undergo for real. But I'll say, it is real, even if it's experienced only inwardly, it still is real.

Her Voice

The wild bee reels from bough to bough
With his furry coat and his gauzy wing.
Now in a lily-cup, and now
Setting a jacinth bell a-swing,
In his wandering;
Sit closer love: it was here I trow
I made that vow,

Swore that two lives should be like one
As long as the sea-gull loved the sea,
As long as the sunflower sought the sun,--
It shall be, I said, for eternity
'Twixt you and me!
Dear friend, those times are over and done,
Love's web is spun.

Look upward where the poplar trees
Sway and sway in the summer air,
Here in the valley never a breeze
Scatters the thistledown, but there
Great winds blow fair
From the mighty murmuring mystical seas,
And the wave-lashed leas.

Look upward where the white gull screams,
What does it see that we do not see?
Is that a star? or the lamp that gleams
On some outward voyaging argosy,--
Ah! can it be
We have lived our lives in a land of dreams!
How sad it seems.

Sweet, there is nothing left to say
But this, that love is never lost,
Keen winter stabs the breasts of May
Whose crimson roses burst his frost,
Ships tempest-tossed
Will find a harbour in some bay,
And so we may.

And there is nothing left to do
But to kiss once again, and part,
Nay, there is nothing we should rue,
I have my beauty,--you your Art,
Nay, do not start,
One world was not enough for two
Like me and you.

(Oscar Wilde)

Severus Snape is property of J.K Rowlings, the author of Harry Potter -books the writings are mine though.


  1. Oh, this is truly a marvellous poem. Wonderfully written. Thank you for introducing me to this.

  2. Well well, *points finger at the web address name* I think I heard the nick name somewhere? Severus, you 'nickname robber', should I summon a Cyber Cop for stealing the nickname I called you once? This is my priceless creativity after all! But ok, since I called you that I'll let you use it, you know I am generous like that! *Snickers*

    As for the poem, it almost turned me all emotional. Look at all the good flowers' names it has! *laughs* No actually, jokes apart, you felt an intense feeling inwardly hmm. No idea if this poem could ever lighten anyone's "burden" but I feel like crying.

  3. Thank you Black. I'm glad that you share the love for the high quality poetry with me.

    Lily: Yes, I'm grateful for your generosity as well as your creativity. Thank you. And you are right about that poem having charming flowers mentioned too. It truly is a very touching poem all in all.

  4. Are you really grateful for this generosity? *marvels* I was only pestering with you! Let me explain, you know that I don't generally disclose how I feel about things and start to fool around and laugh(another added reason is I like to pester with you [Pardon me :p]). It was rather silly joke in my opinion. If I'm honest, I'd say that I didn't know my stupid creativities (which I doubt creativity at all) can be appreciated by rather wise people. Therefore, when I saw you are using it I felt appreciated and happy. Thank you. You've always appreciated me. *grins*