Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SYMPHONY IN YELLOW, by OSCAR WILDE

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First Line: An omnibus across the bridge
Last Line: Lies like a rod of rippled jade.
Alternate Author Name(s): Finga, O'flahertie Wills
Subject(s): Rivers; Thames (river)

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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