Treasure Island

Percy Bysshe Shelley

(1792-1822 / Horsham / England)

Epigram III: Spirit of Plato


From the Greek.

Eagle! why soarest thou above that tomb?
To what sublime and star-ypaven home
Floatest thou?--
I am the image of swift Plato’s spirit,
Ascending heaven; Athens doth inherit
His corpse below.

Submitted: Thursday, April 01, 2010

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