Percy Bysshe Shelley

(1792-1822 / Horsham / England)

Percy Bysshe Shelley Poems

41. To-Morrow 4/1/2010
42. To The Republicans Of North America 4/1/2010
43. To A Star 4/1/2010
44. To Jane: The Keen Stars Were Twinkling 4/1/2010
45. To William Shelley. Thy Little Footsteps On The Sands 4/1/2010
46. The First Canzone Of The Convito 4/1/2010
47. Stanza From A Translation Of The Marseillaise Hymn 4/1/2010
48. Fragment: To The People Of England 4/1/2010
49. Lines -- Far, Far Away, O Ye 4/1/2010
50. I Stood Upon A Heaven-Cleaving Turret 4/1/2010
51. Stanza, Written At Bracknell 4/1/2010
52. Fragments Supposed To Be Parts Of Otho 4/1/2010
53. Methought I Was A Billow In The Crowd 4/1/2010
54. To William Shelley. 4/1/2010
55. Song. To [harriet] 4/1/2010
56. Lines To A Reviewer 4/1/2010
57. Sonnet : From The Italian Of Cavalcanti 4/1/2010
58. Epigram Iii: Spirit Of Plato 4/1/2010
59. Fragments Written For Hellas 4/1/2010
60. Song. Translated From The German 4/1/2010
61. Song For 'Tasso' 4/1/2010
62. Fragment: Yes! All Is Past 4/1/2010
63. The Birth Place Of Pleasure 4/1/2010
64. The False Laurel And The True 4/1/2010
65. Sonnet : From The Italian Of Dante 4/1/2010
66. Fragment: Igniculus Desiderii 4/1/2010
67. Song From The Wandering Jew 4/1/2010
68. The Aziola 4/1/2010
69. Sonnet To Byron 4/1/2010
70. Song. Come Harriet! Sweet Is The Hour 4/1/2010
71. Epithalamium : Another Version 4/1/2010
72. Fragment, Or The Triumph Of Conscience 4/1/2010
73. Sonnet : To A Balloon Laden With Knowledge 4/1/2010
74. Lines: That Time Is Dead For Ever, Child! 4/1/2010
75. St. Irvyne's Tower 4/1/2010
76. Fragment: Omens 4/1/2010
77. Fragment: Milton's Spirit 4/1/2010
78. Fragment From The Wandering Jew 4/1/2010
79. Stanza 4/1/2010
80. Stanzas. -- April, 1814 4/1/2010

Comments about Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Robert Graden (11/28/2017 5:10:00 AM)

    I have schizophrenia and have difficulty expressing feeling. Whatever emotional problems Shelley might've had, this little poem speaks and sings for me! I wish I had written it. But as it is, here it stands, waiting for the reader to come to it and read it aloud to musical accompaniment. I do not condemn Shelley or his life, and neither should anybody else. Thank you.

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  • Michael Morgan (8/10/2016 10:30:00 PM)

    Mark Twain was right. Shelley had the bad habit of deserting his consorts and leaving them pregnant or burdened with his children. He also had the bad habit of borrowing money he never intended to pay back. He was probably a bit of a laudanum addict, accounting for his hallucinations. He was thoroughly capable of lying, dissembling and pitching a fit. Reality sometimes seems to have escaped him. He sounds to have had a personality disorder. His father disowned him. Had he survived, he could probably have been charged with manslaughter in the drowning death of his friend Williams. His death probably prevented a divorce from his wife, in that relatively divorceless age.His under-the-table immorality made his friend, the noisier Byron seem like a model of integrity. Alas, he was not at all a better poet than the Byron of Don Juan, but he is a supreme and curiously unsentimental lyricist. Sorry- Promethius Unbound is boring, by stretches.

  • Sayeed Abubakar Sayeed Abubakar (12/21/2015 9:28:00 PM)

    A great revolutionary poet and a poet of love and passion.

  • Sagnik Chakraborty Sagnik Chakraborty (9/18/2014 6:41:00 AM)

    Percy Bysshe Shelley is the reason why I started writing poetry, why I began loving and living verse. Audacious, uncompromising and beautifully lyrical, he is the one of the most profound and versatile poets in the English language, perhaps THE greatest of English literature. For all the intellectual persecution he faced in his lifetime for his radical beliefs and ideals, his works have transcended ages and will, in the future, continue to enchant Mankind and infuse men with their sonorousness, felicity and deep philosophy.
    The Greatest Romantic of Them All!

  • Zhush Pizon, Jr. (3/11/2014 12:24:00 PM)

    please help me to criticize the ozymandias poem using the historical approach?

  • Zhush Pizon, Jr. (3/11/2014 12:23:00 PM)

    Please help me criticizing this poem using the historical approach..

  • Zhush Pizon, Jr. (3/11/2014 12:22:00 PM)

    May i ask anyone about the ways on how to criticize this poem using the historical approach and do Mr. Percy Bysshe Shelly come up with this idea?

  • Tabby Sampson (7/31/2013 11:08:00 AM)

    i love your poem...........

  • Vineet Chhikara Vineet Chhikara (5/27/2013 6:32:00 AM)

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  • Thaddeus Dugan (10/7/2012 12:17:00 PM)

    percy shelly is the greatest poet of all time. His choice of words and the metaphors portrayed are fantastic. If you really want to read some of his greatest thoughts then read his fragments on this page

Best Poem of Percy Bysshe Shelley


I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear --
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal ...

Read the full of Ozymandias


How stern are the woes of the desolate mourner
As he bends in still grief o'er the hallowed bier,
As enanguished he turns from the laugh of the scorner,
And drops to perfection's remembrance a tear;
When floods of despair down his pale cheeks are streaming,
When no blissful hope on his bosom is beaming,
Or, if lulled for a while, soon he starts from his dreaming,
And finds torn the soft ties to affection so dear.
Ah, when shall day dawn on the night of the grave,

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