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Alfred Bruce Douglas (Альфред Брюс Дуглас)


To Shakespeare


Most tuneful singer, lover tenderest,
Most sad, most piteous, and most musical,
Thine is the shrine more pilgrim-worn than all
The shrines of singers; high above the rest
Thy trumpet sounds most loud, most manifest.
Yet better were it if a lonely call
Of woodland birds, a song, a madrigal,
Were all the jetsam of thy sea's unrest.

For now thy praises have become too loud
On vulgar lips, and every yelping cur
Yaps thee a paean ; the whiles little men,
Not tall enough to worship in a crowd,
Spit their small wits at thee. Ah ! better then
The broken shrine, the lonely worshipper. 



Alfred Bruce Douglas's other poems:
  1. Rejected
  2. The Garden of Death
  3. Ode to Autumn
  4. Spring
  5. Autumn Days


Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Thomas Hardy (Томас Харди) To Shakespeare ("Bright baffling Soul, least capturable of themes") 1916

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