I Arise From Dreams Of Thee Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I Arise From Dreams Of Thee

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I arise from dreams of thee
In the first sweet sleep of night,
When the winds are breathing low,
And the stars are shining bright
I arise from dreams of thee,
And a spirit in my feet
Has led me - who knows how? -
To thy chamber-window, sweet!

The wandering airs they faint
On the dark, the silent stream, -
The champak odors fall
Like sweet thoughts in a dream,
The nightingale's complaint,
It dies upon her heart,
As I must die on thine,
O, beloved as thou art!

O, lift me from the grass!
I die, I faint, I fall!
Let thy love in kisses rain
On my lips and eyelids pale,
My cheek is cold and white, alas!
My Heart beats loud and fast
Oh! press it close to thine again,
Where it will break at last!

Friday, January 3, 2003
Topic(s) of this poem: dream
Walter Durk 30 September 2007

He was such a great poet, and this is such a beautiful poem, so romantic, so sweet.

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Rebekah Gamble 24 June 2006

This is beautiful. truely, truely beautiful.

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Mary Ali 02 July 2006

This is the most wonderful poem I've ever read. I feel that it comes truly from the heart.

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Me Poet Yeps Poet 29 November 2019

We dream but subconsciously no one knows how we link with the unknown the heavens the stars the gods roaming above who are they do you know no that's alright even they don't know but in dreams they also come and go who are you they also want to know You are living they are in spirit

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Solomon Senxer 14 September 2019

It occurs to me as if I am watching a romantic movie! So captivating!

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Bree Z. Love 30 November 2017

This poem touches my heart giving a sense of solace.

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Feipeng Shang 29 October 2017

Let thy love in kisses rain On my lips......

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Sagnik Chakraborty 07 October 2014

This short poem is a true masterpiece by the master wordsmith, Shelley. How spontaneous are the lines, yet how beautiful and lasting their effect! The sonorous lines linger in your heart long after you have finished reading the poem. Most certainly one of the greatest love poems ever written in English.

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