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  1. Lisa Lisa says:

    Favourite poetry has a tendency to make sudden appearances in my head when I least expect it I don't know how many times I have read the Ballad of Reading Gaol but it is often enough for me to feel shame I don't know it by heart yet I annoyingly often uote the catch line yet each man kills the things he loves and it strikes me as true both in the deeper sense of family dysfunction and in the shallow waters of breaking your favourite coffee mug by accident It strikes me as wise in the absurd way life plays a crooked game of cards with us We may be guilty of one thing and punished for anotherToday I found myself comparing Wilde with Orwell in a rather heated discussion with students who are reading 1984 as a class novel I seemed to have completely forgotten the love story between Winston and Julia and the way it was impossible not to kill each other in the process of getting entangled in the political dystopia of thoughtcrime and doublethink And I heard myself tell the complicated story of Wilde and his miscalculations and his failure to silence a bully by shooting back at him I found myself telling my students the story of fake news and real truth and broken spirits that was the result of Wilde's duel with Bosie's father and I thought of modern politics and our current mess There is no longer any validity to the uestion right or wrong The only uestion left to answer seems to be who is wrong in which way and for what reasonOscar Wilde was certainly wrong in trying to fend off ueensberry by suing him for libel but it is understandable why he did so and his time in prison for homosexuality is no less brutal for being caused by his miscalculation He killed the lifestyle he loved by trying to protect it from attacksThe absolutist stupidity always wins over the complicated life story and he should have known that IGNORANCE IS STRENGTHSome love too little some too long Some sell and others buy;Some do the deed with many tears And some without a sighFor each man kills the thing he lovesnbsp; Yet each man does not die


  2. İntellecta İntellecta says:

    “Yet each man kills the thing he lovesBy each let this be heardSome do it with a bitter lookSome with a flattering wordThe coward does it with a kissThe brave man with a swordSome kill their love when they are youngAnd some when they are old;Some strangle with the hands of LustSome with the hands of GoldThe kindest use a knife becauseThe dead so soon grow Some love too little some too longSome sell and others buy;Some do the deed with many tearsAnd some without a sighFor each man kills the thing he lovesYet each man does not die”Page 9


  3. K.D. Absolutely K.D. Absolutely says:

    This is my 4th time to read Oscar Wilde and the I read his works the he becomes one of my favorite writersOscar Wilde 1854 1900 was a married man and he had two children Yet he had homosexual affairs His sexual preference considered lewd and taboo during the Victorian era led him to his incarceration in a town prison or gaol in Reading England That explains the title In the prison he witnessed the execution of a man who killed his wife while drunk A year later when he was out of his cell he wrote this sad and haunting poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol and it was so famous his friends put some passages from it on his epitaph tombstone The effect of this poem to me was that for almost a week I stopped reading I could not stop the scenes in the poem that kept playing in my head a dead wife whose throat is slit by a knife The drunk husband standing in the corner of the room shocked amidst the eerie silence regretting what he did The same man being led to his execution while Wilde looking at murderer's bitter eyes That adjective in uotation comes from the famous passage from the poem Yet each man kills the thing he loves By each let this be heard Some do it with a bitter look Some with a flattering word The coward does it with a kiss The brave man with a sword We all do this right? Not killing our love ones with a sword of course but hurting the people we love Sometimes we want to test how they would react because we know they will not stop loving us Sometimes it is our sheer foolishness Or maybe just like the man who actually killed his wife he was just drunkPrior to joining Goodreads in 2009 I did not know anything about Oscar Wilde but when I read his heartbreaking memoir De Profundis 4 stars I immediately read The Happy Prince and Other Tales 3 stars followed right away by his most famous work The Picture of Dorian Gray 3 stars I liked them all but I am always curious about the dark side not that homosexuality is dark but it is normally not put in the open so there goes my interest of an author's mind So with the previous knowledge of Oscar Wilde's life story his downfall because of his incarceration I read this poem slowly and so those scenes got imprinted in my mind and stayed there for almost a week that I could not understand what was going on while trying to read the other books in my currently reading shelfThat's how powerful this poem is It is haunting The vivid description of the gaol The cries of a man thrown into the jail waiting for his death The pleas of Wilde and his surrender to God Wilde used to be flamboyant happy famous and rich suffering from hunger and spite of the town's people The brilliant author not being allowed even a pen and paper to write his thoughts Only because he committed homosexual affairsOscar Wilde your fault was this you were born at the wrong time


  4. Loretta Loretta says:

    A tremendously sad and dark poem I could definitely feel Wilde's pain and sorrow Beautifully written Five big stars


  5. Maria Espadinha Maria Espadinha says:

    A Killer named JealousyA man who murdered his wife in an act of uncontrollable jealousy was sentenced to death by hanging and yet “all men kill the thing they love”Is that true?Do we kill the ones we love?I don’t see it as a rule but a possibilityHow manny relationships have been broken by jealousy?Jealousy pops in hate comes along and bitterness does the dirty workWhat once was beautiful is now a wreckage poisoned to death 💀 by the rage of Jealousy ☹️It looks like Jealousy is the real killer after allA killer that will never be hanged


  6. Piyangie Piyangie says:

    This is a beautiful and moving poem by Oscar Wild Based on personal observation and experience of his time in Reading jail Wild wrote this sad and haunting poem while living in exile I have not read any poems by Wild so this is my first experience I have known him for an excellent playwright and recently discovered him as a great essayist Now I'm discovering a great poet in him too This poem is mainly based on an execution that took place while he was in the prison Making it the center of theme Wild goes on to expose the dire conditions of prison life the despair of its inmates the degradation and the shame that he personally felt at being imprisoned The sincere and passionate expression with which he says it all is heartbreaking I read the whole poem with blurry eyes and a uivering voice I do recite them when I read poemsThis work showed me an entire different literary side of Oscar Wild I have for the most part associated him with wit sarcasm and his thoughtful and philosophical insights But what I saw in this work is the raw display of emotion and absolute sincerity His personal experience has poured so much of feeling in to this poem and it is no exaggeration when I say it is one of the most emotional poems that I have read Ballad of Reading Gaol was his last work and there were no writing before his death Being impoverished degraded and utterly shamed it is said that Wild had stated that something killed in me as the reason for not producing any work after this poem It is really a pity for Wild is one of the best literary products of 19th century And it is very sad to think that a brilliant mind and a wonderfully gifted artist came to such a pathetic end


  7. Florencia Florencia says:

    I never saw a man who looked With such a wistful eye Upon that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the skyThe man had killed the thing he loved And so he had to dieYet each man kills the thing he loves What word of grace in such a place Could help a brother's soul?And wondered why men knelt to pray Who never prayed beforeFor he who live lives than one More deaths than one must dieTo suffer while witnessing the prisoner's hell or the one who mourns the life the first one took awayThis must be one of the most haunting poems I've read this year Deeply memorable lines delicious musicality; highly charged evocative images that repeat themselves in the land where each day is like a year a gem born amidst tragedyAug 7 18 Later on my blog


  8. Sue K H Sue K H says:

    I never would have thought that I'd love macabre poetry but I guess between this and Edgar Allen Poe I most certainly do I absolutely loved this dark poem Wilde is reflecting on his time in prison as he and other prisoners watch the final process of another prisoner's hanging sentence for killing his wife He describes his first thoughts of watching the prisoner walk towards his death not yet knowing what the prisoner's crime was I never saw a man who looked With such a wistful eye Upon that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky And at every drifting cloud that went With sails of silver by I walked with other souls in pain Within another ring And was wondering if the man had done A great or little thing When a voice behind me whispered low ‘That fellow’s got to swing’ As the poem goes on it's clear that in addition to being about prisoners crime and societies treatment of criminals it's also a powerful allegorical exploration of sin and forgiveness Yet each man kills the thing he loves By each let this be heard Some do it with a bitter look Some with a flattering word The coward does it with a kiss The brave man with a sword He doesn't mean this literally of course but that we all disappoint the ones we love including God in some way or another and in so doing kill bits of that love At least that's my interpretation anyway The poem is ultimately hopeful but I won't share all the good parts That would be impossible because I loved every bit of this poem I'll be reading of Wilde's poetry


  9. Abubakar Mehdi Abubakar Mehdi says:

    The very name Oscar Wilde is synonymous with wit and intelligence and of course the best that the Victorian literature has to offer But this is not the whole story as most of us know Wilde was convicted of homosexual offences in 1895 and sentenced to two years' hard labour in prison For a man of his fame intelligence and standing this was a death sentence After his release Wilde spent most of his life in France and it is there that he wrote this poem He suggested that it be published in Reynold's Magazine because it circulates widely among the criminal classes – to which I now belong – for once I will be read by my peers – a new experience for me” In this 109 stanza long poem He decries the modern prison system and the dehumanizing effect it has on the inmates He saw the devastating psychological effect it has not only on the condemned but also on those who condemn them in the name of justice Eventually it was the hanging of an inmate accused of killing his wife that affected him the most and lead to the creation of this masterpiece Wilde identified with him and in him he saw his own fate gloomy and irredeemable But what surprised me the most were the religious connotations that kept on appearing within the stanzas that were most unlike his usual style The futility of life and love that dawned on him during his prison years are clearly reflected in the ballad he repeatedly pictures himself and the inmates as the cast outs who are thrown out by the society condemned and damned It is heartbreaking to see a man as lively and intelligent as Wilde ending up the way he did There is so much pain in these lines that to feel indifferent to his suffering is beyond ones control “Yet each man kills the thing he lovesBy each let this be heardSome do it with a bitter lookSome with a flattering wordThe coward does it with a kissThe brave man with a sword”Wilde lived only 2 years after his release and that too in exile as an unknown no bodyA passage from the poem was chosen as the epitaph on Wilde's tomb;“And alien tears will fill for himPity's long broken urnFor his mourners will be outcast menAnd outcasts always mourn”


  10. Mia Mia says:

    This is definitely not the Wilde many people are familiar with here he eschews the characteristic wit in favour of a sorrowful dark lament about prison life and the concept of prison in general This poem isn't in the vein of some of Wilde's well known works and honestly it's all the better for itRead the poem here and read about Wilde's time in prison here


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