Friday. How we Vicky A’s love you. Today we shall celebrate with our inaugural ‘Wilde Friday’, which in turn celebrates any and all things Oscar Wilde (i.e., quotes and words of wisdom, photos, snippets of his plays, etc.). Without further ado…
“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”
Impression du Matin
The Thames nocturne of blue and gold
Changed to a Harmony in grey:
A barge with ochre-coloured hay
Dropt from the wharf: and chill and cold
The yellow fog came creeping down
The bridges, till the houses’ walls
Seemed changed to shadows and St. Paul’s
Loomed like a bubble o’er the town.
Then suddenly arose the clang
Of waking life; the streets were stirred
With country waggons: and a bird
Flew to the glistening roofs and sang.
But one pale woman all alone,
The daylight kissing her wan hair,
Loitered beneath the gas lamps’ flare,
With lips of flame and heart of stone.
~Oscar Wilde, 1881