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

  • Mohammad Maleki 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. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 7, 2010



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