Dante Gabriel Rossetti

(12 May 1828 – 9 April 1882 / London / England)

Percy Bysshe Shelley - Poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

'Twixt those twin worlds,—the world of Sleep, which gave
No dream to warn,—the tidal world of Death,
Which the earth's sea, as the earth, replenisheth,—
Shelley, Song's orient sun, to breast the wave,
Rose from this couch that morn. Ah! did he brave
Only the sea?—or did man's deed of hell
Engulph his bark 'mid mists impenetrable? . . .
No eye discerned, nor any power might save.
When that mist cleared, O Shelley! what dread veil
Was rent for thee, to whom far-darkling Truth
Reigned sovereign guide through thy brief ageless youth?
Was the Truth thy Truth, Shelley?—Hush! All-Hail!
Past doubt, thou gav'st it; and in Truth's bright sphere
Art first of praisers, being most praisèd here.

Comments about Percy Bysshe Shelley by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

  • Silver Star - 3,583 Points Luis Estable (4/9/2015 4:34:00 AM)

    I think that Dante does justice to the poet in question with this good poem here in its lines. It is easy to see what this poem is about. No misunderstanding in this.

    I marvel at the languge used to convey the tought.

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