Good-Night Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley


Rating: 3.6

Good-night? ah! no; the hour is ill
Which severs those it should unite;
Let us remain together still,
Then it will be good night.

How can I call the lone night good,
Though thy sweet wishes wing its flight?
Be it not said, thought, understood -
Then it will be - good night.

To hearts which near each other move
From evening close to morning light,
The night is good; because, my love,
They never say good-night.

Akinkunmi Oseni 29 January 2014

This is subliminal! The diction is very simple, brief and concise. The emotion and relunctancy of missing one's lover through the night is well conveyed. Thumbs up for PBS!

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Paul Brookes 29 January 2012

Great poem full of meaning on so many levels. : O) P.

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Alistair Graham 29 January 2014

To Sleep Calm down my friend we’re all going to die Don’t get caught up like the fly in the web You may and you must sleep every night Not annually, monthly or weekly like tax returns, utility bills or putting out the bins Flick the switch and watch your woes burn in fires of hell The rich and poor burn at different degrees To sleep now

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Sagnik Chakraborty 10 September 2014

Because Shelley never said Good night! . PBS LIVES!

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Manonton Dalan 29 January 2012

different parts of this heart planet good night is interpreted in so many ways. in my country between husband and wife it means; there's unfinished business but time to go to sleep it's like sleep on it. it's great poem it does enhance my imagination.

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Chinedu Dike 24 March 2020

A beautiful and very passionate piece of poetry.

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Solomon Senxer 14 September 2019

The pain of " Goodnight" is expressed so well in this poem!

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CArmen Limon 11 May 2019

I think it’s inappropriate

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Prabir Gayen 04 February 2019

Fine dear poet....

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Britte Ninad 04 June 2018

yeah the night is good and beautiful too me graceful the night and the dark of lonely night only for darling only of you O love

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