Libertatis Sacra Fames: Oscar Wilde was a great a writer and poet. His short stories, plays, and poems inspired a great number of people in the Victorian Era. Libertatis Sacra written years back is now so appropriate that it is almost ironical.
Poem Text: Libertatis Sacra Fames
And liking best that state Republican
Where every man is Kinglike and no man
Is crowned above his fellows, yet I see,
Spite of this modern fret for Liberty,
Better the rule of One, whom all obey,
Than to let clamorous demagogues betray
Our freedom with the kiss of anarchy.
Wherefore I love them not whose hands profane
Plant the red flag upon the piled-up street
For no right cause, beneath a whose ignorant reign
Arts, Culture, Reverence, Honour, all things fade,
Save Treason and the dagger of her trade,
Or Murder with his silent bloody feet.
Oscar Wilde, a genius born into the literary world, has been a loud voice besides being a writer.
He has works pertaining to standing up for all the things that he felt was wrong. And this makes him greater than he already is.
Libertatis Sacra Fames Review
Oscar Wilde had always been mighty with his pen. He had written a large number of pieces on corruption and treachery and stuffs related to the well being of the country or state.
He raises a question on the democracy of a country. He thinks democracy is the garb the politicians hide behind to stab the people. Better is a dictatorship. At least they don’t backstab!
Oscar Wilde says that art, culture, reverence, honor fade under such treacherous people. This poem, written years back, is now so appropriate that it is almost ironical.