"La dame jaune"

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Oscar Wilde
(1854–1900)

"La dame jaune." Autograph manuscript, ca. 1889? 1 p.

Gift of Lucia Moreira Salles, 2008

MA 7258.12
Transcription: 

and all I saw her thick locks, in like a mass
    of honey drip ripple dripping from the pin,
Each separate hair is was like the thin
    Gold thread within a Venice glass.

She loosed her pale blue/rose-pink/lemon satin stays
    She took her a carven amber/ boxwood/ivory comb,
    Her hair fell down like yellow foam.
or like a sunbeam tangled rays
    comb

beads.
reeds.
seeds.
feeds.
meads.

home
foam x    came crawling/tumbling down like yellow foam
roam
dome.