In The Gold Room – A Harmony:
Poem Text: In The Gold Room
Strayed in a fitful fantasy,
Like the silver gleam when the poplar trees
Rustle their pale-leaves listlessly,
Or the drifting foam of a restless sea
When the waves show their teeth in the flying breeze. Her gold hair fell on the wall of gold
Like the delicate gossamer tangles spun
On the burnished disk of the marigold,
Or the sunflower turning to meet the sun
When the gloom of the dark blue night is done,
And the spear of the lily is aureoled. And her sweet red lips on these lips of mine
Burned like the ruby fire set
In the swinging lamp of a crimson shrine,
Or the bleeding wounds of the pomegranate,
Or the heart of the lotus drenched and wet
With the spilled-out blood of the rose-red wine.
Oscar Wilde is a very versatile writer of his time. The Victorian period saw the rise of many great authors and poets and Wilde was one of them.
With a wide collection of works, Wilde is still a literary force to reckon with!
In The Gold Room – A Harmony Review
Oscar Wilde has left behind a huge collection of love poems and this is one of them. In this piece, he describes his Lady Love and how beautiful she really is. He uses metaphors to compare her complexion with the color of ivory, her hair with the color of gold.
She kissed him and he describes the way her sweet red lips burned against his. From all his beautiful poems on love, we come to realize that Wilde was, in fact, a romantic. He has given Literature some wonderful love poems that are still the anthem of the lovers.