Percy Bysshe Shelley

Horsham / England
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Horsham / England
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Ozymandias

Rating: 4.2
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear --
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.'
COMMENTS
Chinedu Dike 17 August 2020
It's breathtakingly awesome — a masterful creation of the highest caliber. My all time favorite poem. I drew much inspiration from the piece while crafting my work MANDELA — THE IMMORTAL ICON.
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Bjpafa Meragente 18 June 2020
Ozymandias, round and decay. I mean, like many of my mind, we are fascinated with words and possible happenings, and nobody really cares about breakfast, although it may taste so exotic and tasteful. Words made patterns are our thing.
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Melissa 31 March 2020
Wonderful and interesting...............................
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Britte Ninad 04 February 2020
profound and poignant////////////////
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Solomon Senxer 14 September 2019
Whenever i hear the word " colossal, " I remember this poem! Just beautiful to read again and again...
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Ency Bearis 31 July 2019
This is what I called superb presentation, I love it.
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Marie O''Sullivan 28 July 2019
Wonderful poem...Had to learn it in College years ago...
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Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away
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Robert 16 April 2019
I rested a poetry book on my belly And found a poem by a guy called Shelly Realising my feet were smelly I put down the book and turned on the telly
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Mohammed Helal 22 June 2019
Great.....
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Rajnish Manga 27 February 2019
This is one of the finest poems ever read by me. So simple, yet so profound. Thanks.
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