A Lament Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley

A Lament

Rating: 3.1


O World! O Life! O Time!
On whose last steps I climb,
Trembling at that where I had stood before;
When will return the glory of your prime?
No more -Oh, never more!

Out of the day and night
A joy has taken flight:
Fresh spring, and summer, and winter hoar
Move my faint heart with grief, but with delight
No more -Oh, never more!

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Babu Rao 17 March 2012

good one! really awesome

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Ramesh T A 17 December 2011

This is the poem written at the lowest ebb of his life! Can freshness of Spring and Summer be ever regained in Winter? Shelley asks quite contrary to his former poem in his best of mood saying 'If winter comes can spring be far behind? ' This is the perfect nature of a romantic poet one has to make a note! ! !

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Assorted Thoughts 17 December 2011

Looks like somebody misses the good old days Too late now, buddy

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Mia Persson 23 February 2012

Love this one! Great!

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Meef Meef 05 January 2012

Golly gee! I think this sure is swell!

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Jeetu bharti 14 January 2019

This poem is very sad i am very sad

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Maneesh pal 24 November 2018

Excellent poet

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Marta Monko 22 August 2018

It was a pleasure to read your work. Thank you for sharing Marta

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Britte Ninad 04 June 2018

lament note- Out of the day and night A joy has taken flight: ......... Move my faint heart with grief, but with delight O no, never more.......! all are the wood of indifferent, phrase of soreness.....

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Monu yadav 23 April 2018

Bahut elegy h pb sally

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