Verse > Oscar Wilde > Poems
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
CONTENTS      BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900).  Poems.  1881.

37. Theocritus: a Villanelle


O SINGER of Persephone! 
  In the dim meadows desolate 
Dost thou remember Sicily? 
  
Still through the ivy flits the bee 
  Where Amaryllis lies in state;         5
O Singer of Persephone! 
  
Simætha calls on Hecate 
  And hears the wild dogs at the gate; 
Dost thou remember Sicily? 
  
Still by the light and laughing sea  10
  Poor Polypheme bemoans his fate: 
O Singer of Persephone! 
  
And still in boyish rivalry 
  Young Daphnis challenges his mate: 
Dost thou remember Sicily?  15
  
Slim Lacon keeps a goat for thee, 
  For thee the jocund shepherds wait, 
O Singer of Persephone! 
Dost thou remember Sicily? 


CONTENTS      BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD


  PREVIOUS NEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors