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Chorus From Hellas

Rating: 2.9

The world`s great age begins anew,
The golden years return,
The earth doth like a snake renew
Her winter weeds outworn:
Heaven smiles, and faith and empires gleam,
Like a wrecks of a dissolving dream.

A brighter Hellas rears its mountains
From waves serener far;
A new Peneus rolls his fountains

Against the morning star.
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Susan Williams 24 June 2018

I enjoyed these lines very much- -]Another Orpheus sings again, / And loves, and weeps, and dies./ A new Ulyssses leaves once more / Calypso for his native shore... The rest of this not so much

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Glen Kappy 24 June 2018

For me Shelley's Ode to the West Wind and his sonnet Ozymandias stand out. I get an uplift from the opening two lines of this poem but note the oddness of snake renewing and winter weeds joined in one image. I also puzzle about Like a wrecks of a dissolving dream—though this may be due to the person who typed the poem out. Lessons we can take from this—even Shelley was human and no poet writes masterpieces every time. -GK

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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 24 June 2018

Very nice and fine piece of writing here... I like this one

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Mahtab Bangalee 24 June 2018

Yeah every new Ulyssses leaves once more Calypso for his native shore... greatly writings

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Ruta Mohapatra 24 June 2018

' The earth doth like a snake renew'.....nice simile! Nicely rhymed!

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Ramesh T A 24 June 2018

A great age news says Shelley quoting the best classical references creating interest to readers to engross in that best time of world!

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Bernard F. Asuncion 24 June 2018

Such a great write by Percy Bysshe Shelley??????

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Ratnakar Mandlik 17 April 2017

A new Ulyssses leaves once more. Thanks for sharing it here.

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