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On Death - Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The pale, the cold, and the moony smile
Which the meteor beam of a starless night
Sheds on a lonely and sea-girt isle,
Ere the dawning of morn's undoubted light,
Is the flame of life so fickle and wan
That flits round our steps till their strength is gone.

O man! hold thee on in courage of soul
Through the stormy shades of thy wordly way,
And the billows of clouds that around thee roll
Shall sleep in the light of a wondrous day,
Where hell and heaven shall leave thee free
To the universe of destiny.

This world is the nurse of all we know,
This world is the mother of all we feel,
And the coming of death is a fearful blow
To a brain unencompass'd by nerves of steel:
When all that we know, or feel, or see,
Shall pass like an unreal mystery.

The secret things of the grave are there,
Where all but this frame must surely be,
Though the fine-wrought eye and the wondrous ear
No longer will live, to hear or to see
All that is great and all that is strange
In the boundless realm of unending change.

Who telleth a tale of unspeaking death?
Who lifteth the veil of what is to come?
Who painteth the shadows that are beneath
The wide-winding caves of the peopled tomb?
Or uniteth the hopes of what shall be
With the fears and the love for that which we see?

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Poems About Death

  1. 51. On Death , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  2. 52. Death Of A Cockroach , Robert William Service
  3. 53. A Death-Bed , Rudyard Kipling
  4. 54. Death Is A Dialogue Between , Emily Dickinson
  5. 55. The Morning That Death Was Killed , Steve Turner
  6. 56. Death Stands Above Me, Whispering Low , Walter Savage Landor
  7. 57. Death And His Brother Sleep (‘morphine’) , Heinrich Heine
  8. 58. On The Death Of A Youn Gentleman , Phillis Wheatley
  9. 59. An Elegy On The Death Of Kenneth Patchen , Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  10. 60. Death Is Here And Death Is There , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  11. 61. An Elegy On The Death Of A Mad Dog , Oliver Goldsmith
  12. 62. O Death, O Death, Rock Me Asleep , Anonymous
  13. 63. The Death Of The Flowers , William Cullen Bryant
  14. 64. Death, That Struck When I Was Most Confi.. , Emily Jane Brontë
  15. 65. On The Death Of Friends In Childhood , Donald Justice
  16. 66. Sonnet 66: Tired With All These, For Res.. , William Shakespeare
  17. 67. Don'T Fear Death , Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
  18. 68. Death The Leveller , James Shirley
  19. 69. Ode On The Death Of A Favourite Cat Drow.. , Thomas Gray
  20. 70. A Baby's Death , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  21. 71. On The Death Of Rev. Mr. George Whitefield , Phillis Wheatley
  22. 72. Death Of A Poet , Ronald Stuart Thomas
  23. 73. Death Sets A Thing Of Signigicant , Emily Dickinson
  24. 74. The Death-Bed , Siegfried Sassoon
  25. 75. Death Snips Proud Men , Carl Sandburg
  26. 76. The Death Of Autumn , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  27. 77. Apparent Death , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  28. 78. The Dance Of Death , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  29. 79. A Death - Scene , Emily Jane Brontë
  30. 80. On The Death Of Dr. Samuel Marshall , Phillis Wheatley
  31. 81. In Memoriam 82: I Wage Not Any Feud With.. , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  32. 82. On The Death Of J.C. An Infant , Phillis Wheatley
  33. 83. Enemy Of Death , Salvatore Quasimodo
  34. 84. The Death Of Santa Claus , Charles Harper Webb
  35. 85. Laughter And Death , Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
  36. 86. Bereavement In Their Death To Feel , Emily Dickinson
  37. 87. Death Is Potential To That Man , Emily Dickinson
  38. 88. On The Death Of Mr. Robert Levet, A Prac.. , Samuel Johnson
  39. 89. Extempore Effusion Upon The Death Of Jam.. , William Wordsworth
  40. 90. The Death And Last Confession Of Wanderi.. , Hilaire Belloc
  41. 91. Whispers Of Heavenly Death , Walt Whitman
  42. 92. On The Death Of A Fair Infant Dying Of A.. , John Milton
  43. 93. Death Of A Believer , Rudyard Kipling
  44. 94. Death , Yaseen Anwer
  45. 95. Love And Death , Sara Teasdale
  46. 96. Death , Thomas Hood
  47. 97. Death , James Henry Leigh Hunt
  48. 98. Death , Bill Knott
  49. 99. For Death—or Rather , Emily Dickinson
  50. 100. A Death Song , William Morris
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