Miscellaneous Poems

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Author: Oscar Wilde  | Date: 1881

THE TRUE KNOWLEDGE

Thou knowest all- I seek in vain

What lands to till or sow with seed-

The land is black with briar and weed,

Nor cares for falling tears or rain.

Thou knowest all- I sit and wait

With blinded eyes and hands that fail,

Till the last lifting of the veil,

And the first opening of the gate.

Thou knowest all- I cannot see.

I trust I shall not live in vain,

I know that we shall meet again,

In some divine eternity.

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Chicago: Oscar Wilde, "The True Knowledge," Miscellaneous Poems Original Sources, accessed December 9, 2022, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=H48CSCMAUM4DTE2.

MLA: Wilde, Oscar. "The True Knowledge." Miscellaneous Poems, Original Sources. 9 Dec. 2022. http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=H48CSCMAUM4DTE2.

Harvard: Wilde, O, 'The True Knowledge' in Miscellaneous Poems. Original Sources, retrieved 9 December 2022, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=H48CSCMAUM4DTE2.