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Love Lies Bleeding
(5 April 1837 - 10 April 1909 / London)

Love Lies Bleeding

Poem By Algernon Charles Swinburne

Love lies bleeding in the bed whereover
Roses lean with smiling mouths or pleading:
Earth lies laughing where the sun's dart clove her:
Love lies bleeding.

Stately shine his purple plumes, exceeding
Pride of princes: nor shall maid or lover
Find on earth a fairer sign worth heeding.

Yet may love, sore wounded scarce recover
Strength and spirit again, with life receding:
Hope and joy, wind-winged, about him hover:
Love lies bleeding.

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Hope and joy, wind winged about him hover Love lies bleeding." Grand conceptualization worth selection as modern poem of the day.
A marvelous rhythm this poem has and the perfect rhyme makes this a pleasure to read out loud. I become moved by the beautiful poetic diction displayed all over it.
Roses lean with smiling mouths or pleading......beautiful poem.
Yet may love, sore wounded scarce recover Strength and spirit again, with life receding: Hope and joy, wind-winged, about him hover: Love lies bleeding. bleeding love. fine.. tony
Love lies bleeding in the bed whereover Roses lean with smiling mouths or pleading: /// wow bleeding love is bleeding.......///


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