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A Vision (Author: Oscar Wilde)


  1. 1] Two crownèd Kings, and One that stood alone
    2] With no green weight of laurels round his head,
    3] But with sad eyes as one uncomforted,
    4] And wearied with man's never-ceasing moan
    5] For sins no bleating victim can atone,
    6] And sweet long lips with tears and kisses fed.
    7] Girt was he in a garment black and red,
    8] And at his feet I marked a broken stone

    9] Which sent up lilies, dove-like, to his knees.
    10] Now at their sight, my heart being lit with flame,
    11] I cried to Beatricé, ‘Who are these?’
    12] And she made answer, knowing well each name,
    13] ‘Æschylos first, the second Sophokles,’
    14] ‘And last (wide stream of tears!) Euripides.’