Percy Bysshe Shelley

(1792-1822 / Horsham / England)

Pater Omnipotens - Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Serene in his unconquerable might
Endued[,] the Almighty King, his steadfast throne
Encompassed unapproachably with power
And darkness and deep solitude an awe
Stood like a black cloud on some aery cliff
Embosoming its lightning—in his sight
Unnumbered glorious spirits trembling stood
Like slaves before their Lord—prostrate around
Heaven’s multitudes hymned everlasting praise.


Comments about Pater Omnipotens by Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (3/9/2016 2:48:00 PM)

    The words were heavy and clumsy in this piece- - it's not like Shelley to be so turgid.
    - - - - Serene in his unconquerable might
    Endued[, ] the Almighty King, his steadfast throne
    Encompassed unapproachably with power (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 1, 2010



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