A mixture of art in all its forms and random grabs from life and whatever else bubbles up….

Le Panneau…

Le Panneau
Oscar Wilde

Under the rose-tree’s dancing shade
There stands a little ivory girl,
Pulling the leaves of pink and pearl
With pale green nails of polished jade.

The red leaves fall upon the mould,
The white leaves flutter, one by one,
Down to a blue bowl where the sun,
Like a great dragon, writhes in gold.

The white leaves float upon the air,
The red leaves flutter idly down,
Some fall upon her yellow gown,
And some upon her raven hair.

She takes an amber lute and sings,
And as she sings a silver crane
Begins his scarlet neck to strain,
And flap his burnished metal wings.

She takes a lute of amber bright,
And from the thicket where he lies
Her lover, with his almond eyes,
Watches her movements in delight.

And now she gives a cry of fear,
And tiny tears begin to start:
A thorn has wounded with its dart
The pink-veined sea-shell of her ear.

And now she laughs a merry note:
There has fallen a petal of the rose
Just where the yellow satin shows
The blue-veined flower of her throat.

With pale green nails of polished jade,
Pulling the leaves of pink and pearl,
There stands a little ivory girl
Under the rose-tree’s dancing shade.


20 responses

  1. oho, ce-ai ridicat ştacheta : Oscar Wilde !, eu n-am îndrăznit încă

    August 16, 2011 at 16:35

    • And why not???? 🙂

      August 16, 2011 at 16:42

  2. O replică pentru Eminescu?

    August 16, 2011 at 16:49

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  8. Alicegeorgiana

    Great poem! I have never read it before! Thanks!
    Have a peacefull evening!

    August 16, 2011 at 18:54

    • This was the first time for me too 🙂
      Hope you have a great evening too 🙂

      August 16, 2011 at 18:59

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  10. Androxa wonderful poem … Thank you made ​​it known I did not know it 🙂

    picture is amazing … I really like 🙂 may have a steal? joking of course 🙂

    Wishing you a wonderful evening, Androxa 🙂

    August 16, 2011 at 19:56

    • I read a lot by him but did not know this one too 🙂 its wonderful ! 🙂
      hey ..steal??? 🙂 just take and use if you want ..anyone can take anything they want!! only if it was a photo i took would be nice to link..but for the rest ..take..its the inyernet! 🙂
      A wonderful evening to you too Stefania ! .-)

      August 16, 2011 at 20:13

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