Percy Bysshe Shelley

(1792-1822 / Horsham / England)

Eyes : A Fragment - Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley

How eloquent are eyes!
Not the rapt poet's frenzied lay
When the soul's wildest feelings stray
Can speak so well as they.
How eloquent are eyes!
Not music’s most impassioned note
On which Love’s warmest fervours float
Like them bids rapture rise.

Love, look thus again,--
That your look may light a waste of years,
Darting the beam that conquers cares
Through the cold shower of tears.
Love, look thus again!


Comments about Eyes : A Fragment by Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Savita Tyagi (9/14/2016 5:37:00 PM)

    Lovely poem. Eyes speak the truth and are never deceptive. (Report)Reply

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  • Seamus O Brian (9/14/2016 4:53:00 PM)

    Everyone in favor, say ~Eye~!
    The ~eyes~ have it
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  • Mizzy ........ (9/14/2016 2:50:00 PM)

    A glance can lead a person into trouble......Great poem.! (Report)Reply

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  • (9/14/2016 11:09:00 AM)

    Eyes talk in an amazing way that can be understood by any one with no bar of any language. A great poem inked by a great poet. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (9/14/2016 7:29:00 AM)

    Eyes can say much more than what words would be unable to express 'Through the cold shower of tears. Thanks.
    Can speak so well as they.
    How eloquent are eyes!
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (9/14/2016 7:09:00 AM)

    Very nice. A beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/14/2016 7:09:00 AM)

    Eyes are peculiar in time of expressions of feeling. Here it is a great poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/14/2016 7:08:00 AM)

    The great poet's beautiful poem (Report)Reply

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  • (9/14/2016 7:07:00 AM)

    The great poet's beautiful poem so enjoyed (Report)Reply

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  • (9/14/2016 3:53:00 AM)

    Eyes are indeed the gateway to the soul and this poem puts it so beautifully (Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh T A (9/14/2016 1:41:00 AM)

    Tears of eyes say much eloquently about love of one more than the moving music or another look of one's personality for long in the world! Shelley knows pretty well the language of eyes as far as love is concerned! (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/14/2016 1:18:00 AM)

    Love's warmest favours! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 1, 2010



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