Who is Algernon Charles Swinburne

Algernon Charles Swinburne (5 April 1837 – 10 April 1909) was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He wrote several novels and collections of poetry such as Poems and Ballads, and contributed to the famous Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica.

Swinburne wrote about many taboo topics, such as lesbianism, cannibalism, sado-masochism, and anti-theism. His poems have many common motifs, such as the ocean, time, and death. Several historical people are featured in his poems, such as Sappho ("Sapphics"), Anactoria ("Anactoria"), Jesus ("Hymn to Proserpine": Galilaee, La. "Galilean") and Catullus ("To Catullus").

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Algernon Charles Swinburne Poems

  • Autumn In Cornwall
    The year lies fallen and faded
    On cliffs by clouds invaded,
    With tongues of storms upbraided,
    With wrath of waves bedinned; ...
  • Summer In Auvergne
    The sundawn fills the land
    Full as a feaster's hand
    Fills full with bloom of bland
    Bright wine his cup; ...
  • Spring In Tuscany
    Rose-red lilies that bloom on the banner;
    Rose-cheeked gardens that revel in spring;
    Rose-mouthed acacias that laugh as they climb,
    Like plumes for a queen's hand fashioned to fan her ...
  • Winter In Northumberland
    Outside the garden
    The wet skies harden;
    The gates are barred on
    The summer side: ...
  • Joyeuse Garde
    The sun was heavy; no more shade at all
    Than you might cover with a hollow cup
    There was in the south chamber; wall by wall,
    Slowly the hot noon filled the castle up. ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Algernon Charles Swinburne

I Love You 345 Love 345 Light 305 Heart 294 Life 281 Time 272 Sweet 270 Death 268 Sea 259 Night 252


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  • Xhaworthx: “blossom by blossom the spring begins.” — algernon charles swinburne “it is no use trying to improve on children’s names for wildflowers.” – mary hunter austin
  • Thelemicknights: what a busy day. on april 10th, we celebrate the greater feast of algernon charles swinburne 1909, who passed on that day in london.
  • Switchnmjrights: just had the incredibly cursed thought of setting algernon charles swinburne’s “garden of proserpine” to the tune of sum 41’s “still waiting” and i think i’m gonna have to tiktok it or something
  • The_art_guide: daily art quote! “blossom by blossom the spring begins.” algernon charles swinburne image by erin hanson
  • Carolannbagan: or lady pain - algernon charles swinburne
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Lay His Sword By His Side
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Lay his sword by his side -- it hath served him too well
Not to rest near his pillow below;
To the last moment true, from his hand ere it fell,
Its point was still turn'd to a flying foe.
Fellow-labourers in life, let them slumber in death,
Side by side, as becomes the reposing brave --
That sword which he loved still unbroke in its sheath,
And himself unsubdued in his grave.
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