Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde is remembered today as the author of ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ and many other works, mostly plays, which were crafted to challenge and entertain. The poet was in his time the leader of the aesthetic movement. Read more about Oscar Wilde.

Her Voice

by Oscar Wilde

‘Her Voice’ by Oscar Wilde is told by a speaker who is having to accept the end of a relationship she once vowed to uphold for eternity. 

Madonna Mia

by Oscar Wilde

‘Madonna Mia’ by Oscar Wilde is a beautiful and interesting poem. In it, the speaker describes a “lily-girl.” 

Magdalen Walks

by Oscar Wilde

‘Magdalen Walks’ by Oscar Wilde describes the coming of spring and the vibrant, continually moving elements which herald its arrival. 

On Easter Day

by Oscar Wilde

‘On Easter Day’ by Oscar Wilde asks readers to consider how Christian teachings align with the modern-day Pope. It’s about the importance of not putting man-made desires and institutions ahead of God. 

Requiescat

by Oscar Wilde

‘Requiescat’, by Oscar Wilde, is a mournful poem that describes the sorrow felt over the passing and burial of a young woman. 

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

by Oscar Wilde

‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’ by Oscar Wilde is a heartbreaking depiction of the losses, betrayals, and tragedies that all ‘men’ suffer in their lifetime.

The Garden of Eros

by Oscar Wilde

‘The Garden of Eros’ describes a metaphorical garden that plays host to various flowers and the memories of some of the greatest English poets.

The Grave of Keats

by Oscar Wilde

‘The Grave of Keats’ by Oscar Wilde describes the physical state of Keats’ grave and the emotional impact that his short life had on England.

Top 10 Oscar Wilde Poems

On this list, readers will find 10 of the best poems that Oscar Wilde wrote during his lifetime. They are thoughtful, complex, and evoke Wilde’s love for aestheticism.

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