To learn the meaning of Sorrow, and it’s beauty


It is a marvel that those red rose-leaf lips of yours should be made no less for the madness of music and song than for the madness of kissing.

Your slim gilt soul walks between passion and poetry.

I know Hyacinthus, whom Apollo loved so madly, was you in Greek days. 

– Oscar Wilde’s letter to Lord Alfred Douglas

5 thoughts on “To learn the meaning of Sorrow, and it’s beauty

  1. Cnawan Fahey says:

    How many countless red leaves have I seen just like one, and never have I seen the ruby red lips. Yet immediately I saw them in your picture even before I read your verse. Your words are stunning! This is an exquisite post.

    • I wish I could write such exquisite and caressing words, but these are the words of the great Oscar Wilde.
      It seems that we share the same admiration for this man, my friend!

      • Cnawan Fahey says:

        Ah! I see. Your post may be my first introduction to him. Perhaps I should read more. Any recommendations? Thank you!

      • Really? Oh I’m glad to be able to introduce the works of this man!
        But surely you have heard of his work, just that you don’t know it is by him: The portrait of Dorian Gray, the happy prince, the nightingale and the rose, etc.
        My favourite is The Fisherman and his Soul, and The Canterville ghost.

      • Cnawan Fahey says:

        Nope, haven’t read any of those, but of course have heard of a few. Don’t know if you’re seen my post about the Grail and the soul, and the series of rather whimsical Knight Errant posts, but given all that stuff, I think I’ll start with The Fisherman and his Soul, it sounds appropriate for where my thoughts have been. Thanks for the recommendation!

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