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In the Gold Room (Author: Oscar Wilde)


A Harmony

  1. 1] Her ivory hands on the ivory keys
    2] Strayed in a fitful fantasy,
    3] Like the silver gleam when the poplar trees
    4] Rustle their pale leaves listlessly,
    5] Or the drifting foam of a restless sea
    6] When the waves show their teeth in the flying breeze.
  2. 7] Her gold hair fell on the wall of gold
    8] Like the delicate gossamer tangles spun
    9] On the burnished disk of the marigold,
    10] Or the sunflower turning to meet the sun
    11] When the gloom of the jealous night is done,
    12] And the spear of the lily is aureoled.
  3. 13] And her sweet red lips on these lips of mine
    14] Burned like the ruby fire set
    15] In the swinging lamp of a crimson shrine,
    16] Or the bleeding wounds of the pomegranate,
    17] Or the heart of the lotus drenched and wet
    18] With the spilt-out blood of the rose-red wine.