The Cloak of Wilde

This week for the Saturday “Literary Prompt,” the Rattling Bones provides a signature line from Oscar Wilde:

“To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.”

(The Importance of Being Earnest)

You affect an air of


the cloak of Wilde

draped upon your languid form.

You write of

grief, but never mourned.

You write of

experience, but never lived.

You write of

passion, but never loved.

You write of

caresses, but never touched.

You write of

me, but never cared.

Written before the caffeine of that first coffee kicked in.

@ phylor 2015


11 thoughts on “The Cloak of Wilde

  1. summerstommy2 July 4, 2015 / 10:08 pm

    I love repetition, repetition, it gives so much more starch to meaning…..well done..


  2. loricarlson66 July 4, 2015 / 6:03 am

    well, I have to say that is damn good to be written before the caffeine rush hits! The repetition works brilliantly! And I love the line and title “cloak of Wilde”


    • phylor July 4, 2015 / 9:30 am

      The odd thing is that this week I’d been thinking of GB Shaw and Wilde. That was the very Wildian quote that was running through my head.

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      • loricarlson66 July 4, 2015 / 11:57 am

        Oh wow.. talk about synchronicity! That is just too cool :D


        • phylor July 4, 2015 / 12:49 pm

          I believe in synchronicity and serendipity.


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