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Impression du Matin (Author: Oscar Wilde)


  1. The Thames nocturne of blue and gold
    Changed to a Harmony in grey:
    A barge with ochre-coloured hay
    Dropt from the wharf: and chill and cold
  2. The yellow fog came creeping down
    The bridges, till the houses' walls
    Seemed changed to shadows, and S. Paul's
    Loomed like a bubble o'er the town.
  3. Then suddenly arose the clang
    Of waking life; the streets were stirred
    With country waggons: and a bird
    Flew to the glistening roofs and sang.
  4. But one pale woman all alone,
    The daylight kissing her wan hair,
    Loitered beneath the gas lamps' flare,
    With lips of flame and heart of stone.