Beloved Noble Poet
Beloved noble poet of the distant past,
How deeply and beautiful you expressed love
In many ways, and tender were your loving words,
Words you penned together for eternity to last.
Your words bring tears to my eyes
And joy to my heart each time I read them.
From the depths of your heart and soul
You surrendered your beliefs with confidence,
Eloquently bringing forth great poets of the past
Who felt and lived as you did with
“A love that dare not speak its name”, *
Without shame or regret in who you were.
Ye who condemn him for his personal choice
And forget the beauty he gave to this world,
Need to kneel, ask forgiveness and rejoice,
That he graced your life in sentient ways,
And murmur not your deleterious words
Which gather foes that inflict pain.
Beloved noble poet, be forever at peace.
My arms long to hold you close and comfort you,
My heart holds so much love for you,
For the beauty of poetic expression,
Your loving heart and kindness.
I am grateful for what you gave to grace my life.
Author’s note: Oscar Wilde was a famous Irish writer, poet, and one of London’s most popular playwrights. His eloquent writing style touched the hearts of all who read him, and his works still are loved, lingering in history and timeless.
Wilde was exuberant, confident and stylish in his manner of dress and viewpoint on life. He was a charming, eloquent, creative, independent thinker and free-spirit. He was a highly intellectual man, self-confident and very charismatic. His life story is one that may touch you as deeply as it did me and leave a lasting impression of his greatness and beauty.
* “A love that dare not speak its name”, from a letter written by Oscar Wilde.
© 2017 Phyllis Doyle Burns