A SAPPHIC DREAM
by: George Moore (1852-1933)
- LOVE the
luminous poison of the moon,
- The silence of illimitable seas,
- Vast night, and all her myriad mysteries,
- Perfumes that make the burdened senses swoon
- And weaken will, large snakes who oscillate
- Like lovely girls, immense exotic flowers,
- And cats who purr through silk-enfestooned bowers
- Where white-limbed women sleep in sumptuous state.
- My soul e'er dreams, in such a dream as this is,
- Visions of perfume, moonlight and the blisses
- Of sexless love, and strange unreached kisses.
POEMS BY GEORGE MOORE
"A Sapphic Dream" is reprinted
from Flowers of Passion. George Moore. London: Provost
& Co., 1878.