Thursday, November 30, 2006

In Memory: Oscar Wilde

Today is Thursday, 30 November 2006.

With profound sorrow, The Museum of the Bourgeois memorializes the anniversary, in 1900, of the death of Oscar Wilde, poet and martyr.

Imprisoned and murdered for “queerness”.

From his poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol:

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 wandering cloud that trailed
Its raveled fleeces by.

May humanity rise up, and deliver humanity from every imprisonment by ignorance, bigotry, avarice, and ambition.


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