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Bigotry's Victim

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Dares the lama, most fleet of the sons of the wind,
The lion to rouse from his skull-covered lair?
When the tiger approaches can the fast-fleeting hind
Repose trust in his footsteps of air?
No! Abandoned he sinks in a trance of despair,
The monster transfixes his prey,
On the sand flows his life-blood away;
Whilst India's rocks to his death-yells reply,
Protracting the horrible harmony.

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niahh 21 October 2020

its very powerful and amazing

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Mahtab Bangalee 20 April 2020

escaping mind always seeks the solutions always seeks the path of light from the darkness beautiful poem penned...like to read Shelley

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Dr Antony Theodore 20 April 2020

Though weak as the lama that bounds on the mountains, And endued not with fast-fleeting footsteps of air, Yet, yet will I draw from the purest of fountains, Though a fiercer than tiger is there. The great Shelley. tony

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Dominic M. Windram 20 April 2020

I think Shelley is referring to the religious bigots of his era in this particular poem. Religion seems to be the unnamed, but deadly creature, that lies in wait to pounce upon unorthodox seekers of truth like Shelley himself; who comes to drink from the purest fountains of knowledge.

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Ramesh T A 20 April 2020

Escape from the bigot does not leave rebellious Shelley to relinquish truth and he proceeds in his own way being a lover of freedom and love! Wonderful poem of Shelley to read! Thanks for sharing!

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Dr Antony Theodore 20 April 2019

yet will I draw from the purest of fountains, Though a fiercer than tiger is there. Though, more dreadful than death, it scatters despair, .....soul chilling terror, , tender love of the soul. thank u dear poet. tony

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Wow, I've got some serious work to catch up to your level. Absolutely brilliant. Bernard.

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