Algernon Charles Swinburne

(5 April 1837 - 10 April 1909 / London)

A Ballad of Dreamland Poem by Algernon Charles Swinburne


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 - 6 Points Kelley Collins (7/14/2014 8:26:00 PM)

    Great deliverance and understanding.Thank you! God Bless you always! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Cambridge Keenan (7/14/2013 5:16:00 PM)

    WOW! ! that is amazing...your words take my breath away...I am in awe (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 26 Points Joseph Poewhit (7/14/2013 8:30:00 AM)

    Dreams kindle the fire of life at times. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 29,147 Points Gajanan Mishra (7/14/2013 3:39:00 AM)

    song of a secret bird, I like it, thanks. (Report) Reply

  • 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

  • Silver Star - 3,608 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 - 26 Points Joseph Poewhit (7/14/2010 9:34:00 AM)

    That bird of dreams chirps, but life passes by? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? . (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 585 Points Ramesh T A (7/14/2010 8:00:00 AM)

    This ballad makes me to read due to the secret of the singing bird! (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

  • Rookie Dimitris(Jimmy) Psachos (7/14/2007 4:16:00 AM)

    Magnificent rime, indescribable feeling of serenity.... (Report) Reply



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