Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Rookie (30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851 / London, England)

Stanzas - Poem by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Oh, come to me in dreams, my love!
...I will not ask a dearer bliss;
Come with the starry beams, my love,
...And press mine eyelids with thy kiss.

'Twas thus, as ancient fables tell,
...Love visited a Grecian maid,
Till she disturbed the sacred spell,
...And woke to find her hopes betrayed.

But gentle sleep shall veil my sight,
...And Psyche's lamp shall darkling be,
When, in the visions of the night,
...Thou dost renew thy vows to me.

Then come to me in dreams, my love,
...I will not ask a dearer bliss;
Come with the starry beams, my love,
...And press mine eyelids with thy kiss.

Comments about Stanzas by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

  • Gajanan Mishra (8/30/2016 9:59:00 PM)

    beautiful and heart touching. (Report) Reply

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  • (8/30/2016 2:56:00 PM)

    Quite beautiful coming from such a sinister imagination. I wonder if she spoke of her creep husband or his friend, the lord. I suspect the latter (Report) Reply

  • (8/30/2016 10:34:00 AM)

    This reminds me of Dev Anand's poems in this site. (Report) Reply

  • (8/30/2016 8:58:00 AM)

    It is a bit different to Frankenstein isn't it! Some of the influences of her travelling companions, her husband Percy and Lord Byron, have obviously rubbed off on her. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (8/30/2016 7:40:00 AM)

    A beautiful song on love that takes one to the realm of dream and fantasy Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (8/30/2016 6:58:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. Enjoyed reading her biography too. Specially her view of cooperation and compassion to uplift the society. (Report) Reply

  • Barry Middleton (8/30/2016 6:37:00 AM)

    Lovely poem, perfectly metered and the essence of simplicity. We have all had this particular dream I think. (Report) Reply

  • (8/30/2016 6:36:00 AM)

    A superb love song with fantastic imagery and flow of emotions. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/30/2016 6:04:00 AM)

    Come to me in dreams! ! Thanks for sharing this lovely poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (8/30/2016 5:33:00 AM)

    Interesting. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • (8/30/2016 2:40:00 AM)

    This is an absolutely divine and romantic love poem.
    A flowing river of feeling in true romantic vein.
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  • Mohammad Maleki (8/30/2016 12:55:00 AM)

    Sacrifice in the way of reaching to true love. It is perfect sort of live in which you don't want any pleasure for yourself in fact you deprive yourself of happiness to endow it with all heart to your lover proudly.
    I think we should sacrifice ourselves as souvenir for those who accept us as we are not as they expect us to be.
    Thanks for sharing this heart-rending poem.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 7, 2010

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