Algernon Charles Swinburne

(5 April 1837 - 10 April 1909 / London)

A Ballad of Dreamland


I hid my heart in a nest of roses,
Out of the sun's way, hidden apart;
In a softer bed than the soft white snow's is,
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  • Rookie Ada Vesneri (10/5/2012 6:57:00 AM)

    I think the secret bird is the magic and mistery of dreams, something we can't totally understand, because they're indeed ''dreams'' all stories, songs that are in our brain during sleep, a magical, secret world (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ada Vesneri (10/5/2012 6:50:00 AM)

    I think the secret bird is the magic and mistery of dreams, something we can't totally understand, because they're indeed ''dreams'' all stories, songs that are in our brain during sleep, a magical, secret world (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,988 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (7/14/2011 9:36:00 PM)

    Only the song of a secret bird...

    Fantastic metaphor relates the death within. Secret bird means a signal beyond life and mathematically the poet does not want to hear any word of true love and it brings us also a life beyond life which nearing to death perhaps. Secret bird...the metaphorical imagery haunts us to march towards.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kevin Straw (7/14/2009 5:53:00 AM)

    Wonderfully made poem. It insists on your reading it. Small query - 'the wind on the warm seas dozes...' Would not 'sea' be better? There seems to me just one too many sibilants here. (Report) Reply

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