oscar wilde'ın türkçe'ye özdemir asaf tarafından çok çok güzel bir şekilde çevrilen şiiridir.
the kindest use a knife,
the dead soon grow cold, dizeleri en sevdiklerimdir.
bahsi geçen şiir:
yet each man kills the thing he loves
by each let this be heard,
some do it with a bitter look,
some with a flattering word,
the coward does it with a kiss,
the brave man with a sword!
some kill their love when they are young,
and some when they are old;
some strangle with the hands of lust,
some with the hands of gold:
the kindest use a knife, because
the dead so soon grow cold.
some love too little, some too long,
some sell, and others buy;
some do the deed with many tears,
and some without a sigh:
for each man kills the thing he loves,
yet each man does not die.