To Dora Dorian

by Algernon Charles Swinburne

Algernon Charles Swinburne

Child of two strong nations, heir
Born of high-souled hope that smiled,
Seeing for each brought forth a fair

By thy gracious brows, and wild
Golden-clouded heaven of hair,
By thine eyes elate and mild,

Hope would fain take heart to swear
Men should yet be reconciled,
Seeing the sign she bids thee bear,

Last updated May 02, 2015