Top Ten Best Algernon Charles Swinburne Quotes, Poems, & Written Works

The Top Ten

Fear that makes faith may break faith; and a fool Is but in folly stable.
At the door of life, by the gate of breath, There are worse things waiting for men than death; Death could not sever my soul and you, As these have severed your soul from me.
Not with dreams, but with blood and with iron, Shall a nation be moulded at last.
If love were what the rose is, And I were like the leaf, Our lives would grow together In sad or singing weather, Blown fields or flowerful closes, Green pasture or gray grief; If love were what the rose is, And I were like the leaf.
And the best and the worst of this is That neither is most to blame, If you have forgotten my kisses And I have forgotten your name.
I remember the way we parted, The day and the way we met; You hoped we were both broken-hearted And knew we should both forget.
For in the days we know not of Did fate begin Weaving the web of days that wove Your doom.
Before..beginning of years,There came..making of man..Summer with flowers that fell,Remembrance fallen from heaven,& Madness risen from hell,Strength without hands to smite,Love..endures for a breath;Night,theshadow of light,& Life,the shadow of death.
Dream that the lips once breathless Might quicken if they would; Say that the soul is deathless; Dream that the gods are good; Say March may wed September, And time divorce regret; But not that you remember, And not that I forget.
When the hounds of spring are on winter's traces, The mother of months in meadow or plain Fills the shadows and windy places With lisp of leaves and ripple of rain.
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