Percy Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets and is regarded by critics as amongst the finest lyric poets in the English language. Wikipedia

A Lament

O world! O Life! O Time! On whose last steps I climb, Trembling at that where I had stood before; When will return the glory of your prime? No more—oh, never more! Out of the day and night A joy has taken flight: Fresh spring, and summer, and winter hoar Move my faint...

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18 September

Love’s Philosophy

The Fountains mingle with the Rivers And the Rivers with the Oceans, The winds of Heaven mix forever With a sweet emotion; Nothing in the world is single; All things by a law divine In one spirit meet and mingle. Why not I with thine?See...

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21 June

Ozymandias

I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those...

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01 September

When Thou Art Gone

MUSIC, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory; Odours, when sweet violets sicken, Live within the sense they quicken;Rose leaves, when the rose is dead, Are heap'd for the belovèd's bed: And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone, Love itself shall slumber on.Percy Shelley...

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15 August

Prometheus Unbound

To suffer woes which Hope thinks infinite;
To forgive wrongs darker than death or night;
To defy Power, which seems omnipotent;
To love, and bear; to hope till Hope creates
From it's own wreck the thing it contemplates;
Neither to change, not falter, nor repent;

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28 July