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Poem Text: A Vision

TWO crownèd Kings, and One that stood alone

With no green weight of laurels round his head,

But with sad eyes as one uncomforted,

And wearied with man’s never-ceasing moan

For sins, no bleating victim can atone,

And sweet long lips with tears and kisses fed.

Girt was he in a garment black and red,

And at his feet, I marked a broken stone

Which sent up lilies, dove-like, to his knees.

Now at their sight, my heart being lit with a flame

I cried to Beatricé, “Who are these?”

And she made answer, knowing well each name,

“Æschylos first, the second Sophokles,

And last (wide stream of tears!) Euripides.”

The Poet

Oscar Wilde, a genius for an artist, is one of the most highly acclaimed poets of the Victorian era. His works are renowned for their depth and inspirational approach.

A Vision
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was an Irish poet and writer. He became one of the popular playwrights in 1890, after writing numerous writings in different formats.

Review of A Vision

This poem is about three kings. Where two of them are majestic, one is a sad man who barely has any kingly attributes.

However, there is a stone at his feet where flowers bloom to his knees, showing the world of his divine superiority. He was really the king of kings, one who could feel the pain of his subjects.

Illustration by Suzanne Sloan of ‘A Vision’

It is a beautiful poem, a masterpiece in itself. The concept is simple and touching. Oscar Wilde, yet again, tugs at the strings of the heart.

This poem is that symbolizes or describes human nature and innocence. The poem “A Vision” is about the three kings

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