poet Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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To Jane: The Keen Stars Were Twinkling

I.
The keen stars were twinkling,
And the fair moon was rising among them,
Dear Jane.
The guitar was tinkling,
But the notes were not sweet till you sung them
Again.

II.
As the moon's soft splendour
O'er the faint cold starlight of Heaven
Is thrown,
So your voice most tender
To the strings without soul had then given
Its own.

III.
The stars will awaken,
Though the moon sleep a full hour later
To-night;
No leaf will be shaken
Whilst the dews of your melody scatter
Delight.

IV.
Though the sound overpowers,
Sing again, with your dear voice revealing
A tone
Of some world far from ours,
Where music and moonlight and feeling
Are one.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 1, 2010
Poem Edited: Sunday, May 8, 2011

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  • Cristobal BenjumeaCristobal Benjumea (11/29/2019 1:50:00 PM)

    I see images of god in the sky littered with stars, surounded with beauty, an earthly paradise. then he joins beauty with music, and brings her and him, all into one

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  • Bhagabat Prasad HottaBhagabat Prasad Hotta (11/5/2018 10:44:00 PM)

    THIS IS A NICE POEM.....10+++

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  • sharon (6/4/2018 11:59:00 PM)

    it simply cannot be

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