Thomas Hardy
Dorchester / England
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Shelley's Skylark.

Rating: 2.8
Somewhere afield here something lies
In Earth's oblivious eyeless trust
That moved a poet to prophecies -
A pinch of unseen, unguarded dust

The dust of the lark that Shelley heard,
And made immortal through times to be; -
Though it only lived like another bird,
And knew not its immortality.
Lived its meek life; then, one day, fell -
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John Pendrey 07 July 2016
The Japanese writer Natsume Soseki also quotes Shelley's Skylark in the first few pages of my favourite book, 'Kusamakura'. You could say Soseki has made Shelley's poem an 'uta makura' (poetic pillow) .
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