Page Back

Poems Index

To My Wife a poem by Oscar Wilde

To My Wife
Oscar Wilde

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.

And there is nothing left to do 
But to kiss once again, and part, 
Nay, there is nothing we should rue, 
I have my beauty,-you your Art, 
Nay, do not start, 
One world was not enough for two
Like me and you.


To My Wife
poem - Oscar Wilde


A poem can paint a thousand images in your mind's eye. If you enjoyed this poem and appreciated the lyrics of To My Wife by Oscar Wilde you will find even more poem lyrics by this famous author, together with their biography and picture, by simply clicking on the Poem Index link below. Use the text from this famous romantic poem for a romantic birthday surprise - a perfect addition for romantic birthday cards.

2018 Siteseen Ltd
Cookie PolicyPrivacy Statement