Beloved Noble Poet – A tribute to Oscar Wilde

Beloved Noble Poet

beloved noble poet
Oscar Wilde

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.
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I have always liked to write. It is important to me that writing comes from my heart and soul. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. I began writing content online in 2007, starting with BellaOnline - A Voice For Women, where I was the Native American Editor, Folklore & Mythology Editor, and the Appalachian Editor. I also wrote articles for The Examiner, Daily Two Cents, and Yahoo. I am a freelance writer for Fiverr. I am currently an author on HubPages, a member/author of the Maven Coalition, and Senior Editor and an author for The Creative Exiles. Most of what I write takes a lot of research and I love it. Even if it is a fictional story, I will research for accuracy in whatever it takes to make my characters, their era, their location, etc. become realistic to the reader. I hope you enjoy my works. Thank you for visiting.

6 thoughts on “Beloved Noble Poet – A tribute to Oscar Wilde

  • March 12, 2017 at 8:29 PM

    What a beautiful tribute to a noble Poet by a noble Poetess! (smile). Loved it!

  • March 12, 2017 at 10:33 PM

    A wonderful tribute to a loving and poetic soul who words linger like a mist on a new day. Forever remembered and revered. great work Phyllis

    • March 12, 2017 at 10:46 PM

      Thank you, Tony, much appreciated. Yes, he was a loving, poetic soul, one of my very favorites. I loved his Happy Prince so much, and often read it.

  • March 13, 2017 at 3:28 AM

    A wonderful tribute to one of those that I have enjoyed reading since I could understand what poetry meant. Thank you Phyllis.

    • March 13, 2017 at 3:52 AM

      I thank you, friend Kurt, and appreciate your comment. So glad you enjoyed reading the tribute.


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