Charmides and Other Poems

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Author: Oscar Wilde
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,941 / 43 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,910
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Genre: Poetry
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e tossed the clustering hair,
And from his limbs he throw the cloak away;
For whom would not such love make desperate?
And nigher came, and touched her throat, and with hands violate

Undid the cuirass, and the crocus gown,
And bared the breasts of polished ivory,
Till from the waist the peplos falling down
Left visible the secret mystery
Which to no lover will Athena show,
The grand cool flanks, the crescent thighs, the bossy hills of snow.

Those who have never known a lover's sin
Let them not read my ditty, it will be
To their dull ears so musicless and thin
That they will have no joy of it, but ye
To whose wan cheeks now creeps the lingering smile,
Ye who have learned who Eros is, - O listen yet awhile.

A little space he let his greedy eyes
Rest on the burnished image, till mere sight
Half swooned for surfeit of such luxuries,
And then his lips in hungering delight
Fed on her lips, and round the towered neck
He flung his

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2010.01.25
Amanda Zhang
*****

Wilde presented us with the utopia of beauty, of love, of freedom. So let's enjoy the dreamlike poems!


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