Percy Bysshe Shelley

(1792-1822 / Horsham / England)

Time Long Past - Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Like the ghost of a dear friend dead
Is Time long past.
A tone which is now forever fled,
A hope which is now forever past,
A love so sweet it could not last,
Was Time long past.

There were sweet dreams in the night
Of Time long past:
And, was it sadness or delight,
Each day a shadow onward cast
Which made us wish it yet might last--
That Time long past.

There is regret, almost remorse,
For Time long past.
'Tis like a child's belovèd corse
A father watches, till at last
Beauty is like remembrance, cast
From Time long past.


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  • Rookie Manish P (3/29/2008 1:28:00 AM)

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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