Mutability - Ii. Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Mutability - Ii.

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I.
The flower that smiles to-day
To-morrow dies;
All that we wish to stay
Tempts and then flies.
What is this world’s delight?
Lightning that mocks the night,
Brief even as bright.

II.
Virtue, how frail it is!
Friendship how rare!
Love, how it sells poor bliss
For proud despair!
But we, though soon they fall,
Survive their joy, and all
Which ours we call.

III.
Whilst skies are blue and bright,
Whilst flowers are gay,
Whilst eyes that change ere night
Make glad the day;
Whilst yet the calm hours creep,
Dream thou—and from thy sleep
Then wake to weep.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM

Whilst skies are blue and bright, Whilst flowers are gay, Whilst eyes that change ere night Make glad the day; Whilst yet the calm hours creep, Dream thou—and from thy sleep Then wake to weep.

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david connah 13 December 2017

Any comment is in the poem itself. but only a few would percieve, as few people read poetry. itself being to difficult. only people of a certain nature can appreciate poetry

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Tapan M. Saren 21 April 2017

Lovely poem this is......

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