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Le Jardin (Author: Oscar Wilde)


  1. 1] THE lily's withered chalice falls
    2] Around its rod of dusty gold,
    3] And from the beech-trees on the wold
    4] The last wood-pigeon coos and calls.
  2. 5] The gaudy leonine sunflower
    6] Hangs black and barren on its stalk,
    7] And down the windy garden walk
    8] The dead leaves scatter,—hour by hour.
  3. 9] Pale privet-petals white as milk
    10] Are blown into a snowy mass:
    11] The roses lie upon the grass
    12] Like little shreds of crimson silk.