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Oscar Wilde Love Poems

Oscar Wilde was the most celebrated Irish writer and poet. This man created excellent works which are still very precious. This poet was an extremely talented an open-minded person. Every person can find something for himself/herself because Oscar Wilde made short and long stories about love from different aspects: respect, religion, family, marriage. We have an opportunity to find out a little bit about his love poems.

A lot of poems are dedicated to the topic of human’s cruelties and their treatment of those they love. The best one are: “We are made one with”, “Her voice” and “The Ballad of Reading Gaol”. In his works Wilde wanted to understand why humans are so cruel to other people and why they always destroy what they love, hurting feelings. God played very important role in Oscar Wilde’s masterpieces. The writer was convinced only God can save the humanity, forgive their sins and grant a true love.

It’s not an easy task to find the exact sources of inspiration. But many scientists and critics point out Lord Alfred Douglas: Wilde’s lover, and a poet. He was a very beautiful, aristocratic young man, and, of course, that’s why Oscar Wilde was suspected of homosexuality. Other ways of inspiration were art, poetry, other artists, and the search of happiness:

“Yet I am not sorry that I loved you -ah! what else had I a boy to do? –

For the hungry teeth of time devour, and the silent-footed years pursue.”

One inspirational phrase from Oscar Wilde which is very very useful nowadays:

“Keep love in your heart.

A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead”.

Here is a list of Oscar Wild Love Poems

  1. Silentium Amoris (The Silence of Love)
  2. We Are Made One with What We Touch and See
  3. Helas
  4. Her Voice