Tag: Algernon Charles Swinburne

The year of the Rose

The year of the rose is brief; From the first blade blown to the sheaf, From the thin green leaf to the gold, It has time to be…

The Leper

Six months and I sit still and hold In two cold palms her cold two feet; Her Hair, half grey half ruined Gold, Thrills me and burns me…

Blossom by blossom the spring begins

For winter’s rains and ruins are over, And all the season of snows, and sins; The days dividing lover and lover, The light that loses, the night that…

Before the beginning of years

    Before the beginning of years There came to the making of man Time, with a gift of tears; Grief, with a glass that ran; Pleasure, with…