Percy Bysshe Shelley

(1792-1822 / Horsham / England)

Passage Of The Apennines - Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Listen, listen, Mary mine,
To the whisper of the Apennine,
It bursts on the roof like the thunder’s roar,
Or like the sea on a northern shore,
Heard in its raging ebb and flow
By the captives pent in the cave below.
The Apennine in the light of day
Is a mighty mountain dim and gray,
Which between the earth and sky doth lay;
But when night comes, a chaos dread
On the dim starlight then is spread,
And the Apennine walks abroad with the storm,

Comments about Passage Of The Apennines by Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • (3/9/2016 5:15:00 PM)

    .............beautifully penned and written very nicely ★ (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams (3/9/2016 2:44:00 PM)

    He continues to amaze me with the pure beauty of his verse. I wish he had lived longer- think of the poetry he could have written from his thirtieth year to possibly his sixtieth year. We've been robbed of possibly thirty years of his poetry. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 1, 2010

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