A Ballad Of Death

Kneel down, fair Love, and fill thyself with tears,
Girdle thyself with sighing for a girth
Upon the sides of mirth,
Cover thy lips and eyelids, let thine ears

by Algernon Charles Swinburne Click to read full poem

Comments about A Ballad Of Death

suunyyy 04 Jun 2018 06:46
sick lad u should write anoter 2
Sylvaonyema Uba 23 May 2018 05:39
O love Thou knowest If she were god to see. Good delivery. SYLVA-ONYEMA UBA.
Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 20 Nov 2014 03:26
Great poem on love and affection, the sadness, the life and all. A wonderful imaginative poem.I mostly like the para ten though the poem in general is very much interesting.
The Lastdon 20 Nov 2012 05:49
very good poem, but let me add that, i have literature that is trly greatness and I would challenge any poet in the world to a competition, that is how confident i am.
Lola Montez 20 Nov 2012 08:55
Yea, she caught Shame and shamed him with her kiss, With her fair kiss, and lips much lovelier Than lips of amorous roses in late spring.
Bodhi U 20 Nov 2011 01:48
great..can ask for more
Christine Schmidt 20 Nov 2009 09:42
Lots to say about this one-The love is shown by the length of this poem, content and repitition. Gold (deep meaning) is mentioned abundantly-royalty. In mondern day this poem maybe would have been expressed in half the words. Back then they had much more time to write and express, today we're so busy and multi-tasking, our attention spans never spend this much time on one thing...interesting to read poetry from eras-gone-by.
Michael Harmon 20 Nov 2009 08:59
Though this star of the Victorian era shines less bright than Tennyson's, Browning's and Arnold's, it represents a massive talent in the realm of sound, as enamored of sound as of meaning, perhaps so much so that, on occasion, it leads to an overabundance not to be emulated in the modern era, with its preference for the plain style.
Kevin Straw 20 Nov 2009 07:12
After 'Girdle thyself with sighing for a girth Upon the sides of mirth' I ceased to take this poem seriously.
Ramesh T A 20 Nov 2009 01:58
A rich exquisite poetry composed on the demise of angel of love sweeter than wine and rose born to love express deep sense of sorrow never to be replaced on the earth!
Gold Fish 20 Nov 2008 08:18
Cheers, Very nice job. Bit grim though, & a tad long for my tastes. But congratulations, a fine poem.
Karol Valencia 20 Nov 2008 02:10
I really enjoyed your poem.....it was so good. How did you come up with it? You really do deserve to win poem of the day.
Beth Rhodes 20 Nov 2008 12:14
this is an amazing poem :)
Tanika Jack 20 Nov 2007 05:10
congrats on winning poem of the day u deserve it
Khoirun Niam 20 Nov 2007 02:09
that's so beautiful poems, i love u