To My Wife- With a Copy of My Poems

With a Copy of My Poems

The Poem

I can write no stately proem

As a prelude to my lay;

From a poet to a poem

I would dare to say.

For if of these fallen petals

One to you seem fair,

Love will waft it till it settles

On your hair.

And when wind and winter harden

All the loveless land,

It will whisper of the garden,
You will understand.

The Poet

Oscar Wilde is one of the best poets of the Victorian era. He is a genius when it comes to words and is known for his wide collection of plays, essays, novels, short stories, and poems.

With a Copy of My Poems
Oscar Wilde

His quotes have still the inspirational essence that any person could be in need of.

The Review

‘To My Wife- With A Copy Of My Poems’ is a beautiful ballad that he writes to his wife.

He, in the very first stanza, puts forth a humble statement where he says he won’t write a stately poem as a prelude to the poems he is giving her. His poems, like ‘falling petals’ would only manage to touch her hair but would not penetrate into her head or her heart.

With a Copy of My Poems
To My Wife- With A Copy Of My Poems by Oscar Wilde

In the final stanza, he writes, when she will face troubles and will look for a way out, she will find the real meaning of the poem.

With a Copy of My Poems

This is a beautiful poem written with a lot of love for his beloved wife. This is really just a letter he attaches with the collection of poems he gives her. With a lot of depth and sincerity, this piece of his work is one of his best poems.

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