Percy Bysshe Shelley

Horsham / England
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Horsham / England
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Adonais

Rating: 3.1
I weep for Adonais -he is dead!
O, weep for Adonais! though our tears
Thaw not the frost which binds so dear a head!
And thou, sad Hour, selected from all years
To mourn our loss, rouse thy obscure compeers,
And teach them thine own sorrow, say: "With me
Died Adonais; till the Future dares
Forget the Past, his fate and fame shall be
An echo and a light unto eternity!"
Where wert thou, mighty Mother, when he lay,
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Dr Antony Theodore 15 September 2020
All he had loved, and moulded into thought, From shape, and hue, and odour, and sweet sound, Lamented Adonais. Morning sought Her eastern watch-tower, and her hair unbound, In deed a great poem. tony
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Prabir Gayen 20 January 2019
Eternal poem......elegy on the untimely death of John Keats...
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I am happy to read the elegy, a masterpiece of Shelly again after half a century
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Ruta Mohapatra 20 January 2019
Classic Shelly! So many emotions captured in verse!
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T Rajan Evol 20 January 2019
A touchy poem from master poet.
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Adrian Flett 20 January 2019
'Death feeds on his mute voice, and laughs at our despair.'
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Edward Kofi Louis 20 January 2019
Another splendour! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Paresh Chakra 28 November 2018
It is a very sweet poem 10+++++++
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Rajendran 15 June 2018
The finest poem on.Eternity
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Kumarmani Mahakul 08 May 2018
That Light whose smile kindles the Universe, That Beauty in which all things work and move, That Benediction which the eclipsing Curse Of birth can quench not, that sustaining Love.......stunning expression relating to God. It is a beautiful poem of P.B.Shelley.
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