Treasure Island

Lord Alfred Douglas

(1870 - 1945 / England)

Le Balcon


Mere des souvenirs, mattresses des mattresses
Mother of Memories! O mistress-queen !
Oh ! all my joy and all my duty thou !
The beauty of caresses that have been,
The evenings and the hearth remember now,
Mother of Memories! O mistress-queen !

The evenings burning with the glowing fire,
And on the balcony, the rose-stained nights!
How sweet, how kind you were, my soul's desire.
We said things wonderful as chrysolites,
When evening burned beside the glowing fire.

How fair the Sun is in the evening !
How strong the soul, how high the heaven's high tower !
O first and last of every worshipped thing,
Your odorous heart's-blood filled me like a flower.
How fair the sun is in the evening !

The night grew deep between us like a pall,
And in the dark I guessed your shining eyes,
And drank your breath, O sweet, O honey-gall!
Your little feet slept on me sister-wise.
The night grew deep between us like a pall;

I can call back the days desirable,
And live all bliss again between your knees,
For where else can I find that magic spell
Save in your heart and in your Mysteries ?
I can call back the days desirable.

These vows, these scents, these kisses infinite,
Will they like young suns climbing up the skies
Rise up from some unfathomable pit,
Washed in the sea from all impurities ?
O vows, O scents, O kisses infinite !

Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Le Balcon by Lord Alfred Douglas )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. How then?, Alem Hailu Gabre Kristos
  2. Cholesterol, Dr PJ Raj Kamal
  3. A Confession, Pradip Chattopadhyay
  4. My Dog Lays at My Feet, David McLansky
  5. Asthi-Kalasha, Bijay Kant Dubey
  6. And We Came to Pass, Abdulrasaq Akingbo Okanlambe
  7. Praising a Poet, 'me' by a Co-Poet!, Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
  8. My Dog Lays at My Feet, David McLansky
  9. The two I trust (sonnet), Tinashe Mupedzapasi
  10. Owls or rats, Tinashe Mupedzapasi

Poem of the Day

poet Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  9. A Poison Tree, William Blake
  10. 1914 V: The Soldier, Rupert Brooke

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]