32. YELLOW. REWRITING A CLASSIC POEM 5.8.15

OSCAR WILDE. SYMPHONY IN YELLOW

An omnibus across the bridge

Crawls like a yellow butterfly,

And, here and there, a passer-by

Shows like a little restless midge.

Big barges full of yellow hay

Are moved against the shadowy wharf,

And, like a yellow silken scarf,

The thick fog hangs along the quay.

The yellow leaves begin to fade

And flutter from the Temple elms,

And at my feet the pale green Thames

Lies like a rod of rippled jade.

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WV. YELLOW

A yellow ship floats

Across the river

A girl stands and shivers

By a restless boat.

Big barges crawl

Through the thick twilight

Soon does come the night

The fog falls down like a yellow shawl.

The leaves lose their colour

And fly down from the grand elms

And the tired old Thames

Radiates some kind of valour.

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