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Poem by Ernest Christopher Dowson


Epigram


Because I am idolatrous and have besought,
With grievous supplication and consuming prayer,
The admirable image that my dreams have wrought
Out of her swan's neck and her dark, abundant hair:
The jealous gods, who brook no worship save their own,
Turned my live idol marble and her heart to stone.



Ernest Christopher Dowson


Ernest Christopher Dowson's other poems:
  1. Quid Non Supremus, Amantes?
  2. Villanelle of Marguerite's
  3. Soli Cantare Periti Arcades
  4. Vain Resolves
  5. Amor Umbratilis


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • George Byron Epigram ("In digging up your bones, Tom Paine") January 2, 1820
  • William Blake Epigram ("You say their Pictures well Painted be")
  • Thomas Hood Epigram ("After such years of dissension and strife")

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