Percy Bysshe Shelley

(1792-1822 / Horsham / England)

Fragment: Sufficient Unto The Day


Is not to-day enough? Why do I peer
Into the darkness of the day to come?
Is not to-morrow even as yesterday?
And will the day that follows change thy doom?
Few flowers grow upon thy wintry way;
And who waits for thee in that cheerless home
Whence thou hast fled, whither thou must return
Charged with the load that makes thee faint and mourn?

Submitted: Thursday, April 01, 2010

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