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A BRIDAL SONG, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The golden gates of sleep [or, slumber] unbar
Last Line: Come along!
Subject(s): Wedding Song; Epithalamium


A DIALOGUE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For my dagger is bathed in the blood of the brave
Last Line: And I fear, dear destroyer, I shall not repine.


A DIRGE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rough wind, that moanest loud
Last Line: Wail, for the world's wrong.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


A DREAM, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Methought I was a billow in the crowd
Last Line: Gleamed like a pile of crags.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


A FACE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: His face was like a snake's - wrinkled and loose
Last Line: And withered.
Subject(s): Animals; Old Age; Snakes; Serpents; Vipers


A GENTLE STORY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A gentle story of two lovers young
Last Line: From heaven, which none shall quench, to cheer the innocent?
Subject(s): Innocence; Love


A HATE-SONG, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A hater he came and sat by a ditch
Last Line: Gainst a woman that was a brute.
Subject(s): Hate


A LOST LEADER, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My head is wild with weeping for a grief
Last Line: Among men's spirits should be cold and blind.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


A ROMAN'S CHAMBER, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the cave which wild weeds cover
Last Line: It was then a chasm for devils.
Subject(s): Rome, Italy


A SATIRE ON SATIRE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If gibbets, axes, confiscations, chains
Last Line: Far better than to make innocent ink --
Subject(s): Southey, Robert (1774-1843)


A SUMMER EVENING CHURCHYARD, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wind has swept from the wide atmosphere
Last Line: That loveliest dreams perpetual watch did keep.


A TALE OF SOCIETY AS IT IS, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She was an aged woman; and the years
Last Line: Wake in this scene of legal misery.


A VISION OF THE SEA, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis the terror of tempest. The rags of the sail
Last Line: Whilst --
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


ADONAIS; AN ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF JOHN KEATS, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I weep for adonais -- he is dead
Last Line: Beacons from the abode where the eternal are.
Variant Title(s): Adonais
Subject(s): Critics & Criticism; Death; Keats, John (1795-1821); Poetry & Poets; Dead, The


ALAS! THIS IS NOT WHAT I THOUGHT LIFE WAS, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY                Poet's Biography


ALASTOR; OR, THE SPIRIT OF SOLITUDE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Earth, ocean, air, beloved brotherhood!
Last Line: Birth and the grave, that are not as they were.
Variant Title(s): Invocation To Nature
Subject(s): Immortality; Solitude; Loneliness


AN ALLEGORY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A portal as of shadowy adamant
Last Line: That shadows follow them where'er they go.


AN EXHORTATION, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Chameleons feed on light and air
Last Line: Oh, refuse the boon!
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)


AN ODE WRITTEN BEFORE THE SPANIARDS HAD RECOVERED LIBERTY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Arise, arise, arise / there is blood on the earth that denies ye bread
Last Line: Ye were injured, and that means memory.
Variant Title(s): An Ode To The Assertors Of Liberty
Subject(s): Freedom; Spain - History; Liberty


ARETHUSA, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Arethusa arose / from her couch of snows
Last Line: When they love but live no more.
Subject(s): Alpheus; Arethusa


AUTUMN: A DIRGE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The warm sun is failing, the bleak wind is wailing
Last Line: And make her grave green with tear on tear.
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Fall


BEREAVEMENT, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How stern are the woes of the desolate mourner
Last Line: When woe fades away like the mist of the heath.
Subject(s): Mourning; Bereavement


BIGOTRY'S VICTIM, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dares the lama, most fleet of the sons of the wind
Last Line: What remains, but to curse him, -- to curse him and die?
Subject(s): Racism; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


CAUCASUS, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fit throne for such a power! Magnificent!
Last Line: Shaken to their roots, as do the mountains now.
Subject(s): Caucasus (Mountains); Russia; Caucasia (Mountains); Soviet Union; Russians


CAUCASUS (2), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At midnight / the moon arose: and lo! The ethereal cliffs
Last Line: Have spread their glories to the gaze of noon.
Subject(s): Caucasus (Mountains); Russia; Caucasia (Mountains); Soviet Union; Russians


CHARLES THE FIRST, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Place for the marshal of the masque!
Last Line: Except the mill-wheel's sound.'
Subject(s): Charles I, King Of England (1600-1649); Church Of Scotland


CONSEQUENCE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The viewless and invisible consequence
Last Line: More ghastly than those deeds.


CROWNED, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And that I walked thus proudly crowned withal
Last Line: To-morrow dust, nor wear a dull decay.


DAYBREAK, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Day had awakened all things that be
Last Line: From the lamp's death to the morning ray.
Subject(s): Dawn; Sunrise


DEATH, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They die - the dead return not - misery
Last Line: These tombs, -- alone remain.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


DESPAIR, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And canst thou mock mine agony, thus calm
Last Line: Cursing the power that ne'er made aught in vain.
Subject(s): Despair


DIRGE FOR THE YEAR, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Orphan hours, the year is dead
Last Line: Follow with may's fairest flowers.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


ENGLAND IN 1819, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An old, mad, blind, despised and dying king
Last Line: Burst, to illumine our tempestuous day.
Variant Title(s): Sonnet: England In 1819
Subject(s): England; Hate; English


EPIPSYCHIDION, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet spirit! Sister of that orphan one
Last Line: And come and be my guest -- for I am love's.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Love; Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Sea; Viviani, Teresa Emilia; Women In The Bible; Virgin Mary; Ocean


EPITAPH, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These are two friends whose lives were undivided
Last Line: For their two hearts in life were single-hearted.


EPITHALAMIUM, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night, with all thine eyes look down!
Last Line: Come along!
Subject(s): Wedding Song; Epithalamium


EPITHALAMIUM; ANOTHER VERSION, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night! With all thine eyes look down!
Last Line: May their children ever be!
Subject(s): Wedding Song; Epithalamium


EVENING, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou bright sun! Beneath the dark blue line
Last Line: Pick flaws in our close-woven happiness.
Subject(s): Evening; Sunset; Twilight


EVENING: PONTE A MARE, PISA, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun is set; the swallows are asleep
Last Line: Which the keen evening star is shining through.
Subject(s): Evening; Pisa, Italy; Sunset; Twilight


EYES, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How eloquent are eyes
Last Line: Love, look thus again!
Subject(s): Eyes


FEELINGS OF A REPUBLICAN ON THE FALL OF BONAPARTE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I hated thee, fallen tyrant! I did groan
Last Line: And bloody faith the foulest birth of time.
Subject(s): Napoleon I (1769-1821)


FIORDISPINA, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The season was the childhood of sweet june
Last Line: The violet dies not till it' --


FOLLOW, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Follow to the deep wood's weeds
Last Line: Of such work as I and you.


FRAGMENT (1), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, that a chariot of cloud were mine!
Last Line: And the ...


FRAGMENT (2), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes! All is past - swift time has fled away
Last Line: Can shriek in horror to the tempest's roar.'


FRAGMENT (3), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When soft winds and sunny skies
Last Line: Clouds and whirlwinds watch their prey.


FRAGMENT OF A GHOST STORY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A shovel of his ashes took
Last Line: And her own spasm made her shake.


FRAGMENT OF A SONNET TO HARRIET, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ever as now with love and virtue's glow
Last Line: Which force from mine such quick and warm return.
Subject(s): Shelley, Harriet Westbrook


FRAGMENT OF A SONNET. FAREWELL TO NORTH DEVON, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where man's profane and tainting hand
Last Line: That load in grandeur cambria's emerald vales.
Subject(s): Cambria, Wales; Farewell; Parting


FRAGMENT, SUPPOSED TO EPITHALAMIUM OF RAVAILLAC AND CORDAY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis midnight now - athwart the murky air
Last Line: I wake -- 't is done -- 't is o'er.
Subject(s): Assassination; Corday, Charlotte (1768-1793); Ravaillac, Francois (1578-1610)


FRAGMENT: AMOR AETERNUS, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wealth and dominion fade into the mass
Last Line: All that frail stuff which will be -- or which was.
Subject(s): Life Change Events; Love


FROM THE ARABIC: AN IMITATION, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My faint spirit was sitting in the light
Last Line: It may bring to thee.


GINEVRA, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wild, pale, and wonder-stricken, even as one
Last Line: She shall sleep.


GOOD NIGHT, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Good night? Ah! No; the hour is ill
Last Line: They never say good-night.


GREAT SPIRIT WHOM THE SEA OF BOUNDLESS THOUGHT, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Giving a voice to its mysterious waves--


HE WANDERS, LIKE A DAY-APPEARING DREAM, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY                Poet's Biography


HELLAS; A LYRICAL DRAMA, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is the day when all the sons of god
Last Line: Oh, might it die or rest at last!
Subject(s): Freedom; Greece; Liberty; Greeks


HOME, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear home, thou scene of earliest hopes and joys
Last Line: Bitterer than all thine unremembered tears.
Subject(s): Home


HOPE, FEAR, AND DOUBT, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Such hope, as is the sick despair of good
Last Line: Is powerless, and the spirit ...


HYMN OF APOLLO, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sleepless hours who watch me as I lie
Last Line: Victory and praise in their own right belong.
Variant Title(s): Song Of Appolo
Subject(s): Apollo; Mythology - Classical


HYMN OF PAN, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From the forests and highlands
Last Line: At the sorrow of my sweet pipings.
Variant Title(s): The Song Of Pan
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Pan (Mythology)


HYMN TO INTELLECTUAL BEAUTY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: The awful shadow of some unseen power
Last Line: To fear himself, and love all human kind.
Subject(s): Beauty; Reason; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


I FAINT, I PERISH WITH MY LOVE! I GROW, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY                Poet's Biography


I WOULD NOT BE A KING - ENOUGH, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY                Poet's Biography


INSPIRATION, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Those whom nor power, nor lying faith, nor toil
Last Line: Me whom they cheer to be their minister.


INVOCATION TO MISERY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, be happy! - sit near me
Last Line: Where I am -- where thou hast been?
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited; Pain; Suffering; Misery


IS IT THAT IN SOME BRIGHTER SPHERE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY                Poet's Biography


IS NOT TODAY ENOUGH, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is not today enough? Why do I peer
Last Line: Charged with the load that makes thee faint and mourn?


JULIAN AND MADDALO, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I rode one evening with count maddalo
Last Line: All happened -- but the cold world shall not know.
Subject(s): Italy; Travel; Italians; Journeys; Trips


LAUREL, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What art thou, presumptuous, who profanest
Last Line: Are flowers which die almost before they sicken.'


LETTER TO MARIA GISBORNE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The spider spreads her webs, whether she be
Last Line: To-morrow to fresh woods and pastures new.'
Subject(s): Gisborne, Maria; Godwin, William (1756-1836); Hogg, James (1770-1835); Hunt, Leigh (1784-1859)


LIBERTY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fiery mountains answer each other
Last Line: In the van of the morning light.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


LINES (1), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The cold earth slept below
Last Line: Might visit thee at will.
Subject(s): Death; Shelley, Harriet Westbrook; Dead, The


LINES (2), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That time is dead forever, child
Last Line: In the light of life's dim morning.


LINES (3), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far, far away, o ye
Last Line: Many a day.


LINES (4), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I walk in autumn's even
Last Line: Summer's clouds, where are they now?


LINES (5), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We meet not as we parted
Last Line: For a moment so found, so lost!


LINES CONNECTED WITH EPIPSYCHIDION, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, my dear friend, is a new book for you
Last Line: To one another by a voiceless tone?


LINES TO A CRITIC, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Honey from silkworms who can gather
Last Line: How should I then hate thee?
Subject(s): Criticism & Critics; Hate


LINES TO A REVIEWER, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Alas! Good friend, what profit can you see
Last Line: To pine into a sound with hating me.
Subject(s): Criticism & Critics


LINES WRITTEN DURING THE CASTLEREAGH ADMINISTRATION, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Corpses are cold in the tomb
Last Line: To the bed of the bride!
Subject(s): England; Freedom; Stewart, Robert. 2d Marquis Londonderry; English; Liberty; Castlereagh, Viscount


LINES WRITTEN FOR ADONAIS, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And ever as he went he swept a lyre
Last Line: Over the chasms of blue night --


LINES WRITTEN FOR HELLAS, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fairest of the destinies
Last Line: Consuming all its forms of living death


LINES WRITTEN FOR JULIAN AND MADDALO, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What think you the dead are
Last Line: The which I make, and call it melody.


LINES WRITTEN FOR MOUNT BLANC, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a voice, not understood by all
Last Line: Descending on the pines -- the torrents pour.


LINES WRITTEN FOR PROMETHEUS UNBOUND, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As a violet's gentle eye
Last Line: Is full of light and love.


LINES WRITTEN FOR THE INDIAN SERENADE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O pillow cold and wet with tears
Last Line: Thou breathest sleep no more!


LINES WRITTEN FOR THE ODE TO LIBERTY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Within a cavern of man's trackless spirit
Last Line: Till they become charged with the strength of flame.


LINES WRITTEN FOR THE POEM TO WILLIAM SHELLEY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The world is now our dwelling-place
Last Line: To hallow
Subject(s): Shelley, William (1816-1819)


LINES WRITTEN IN THE BAY OF LERICI, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She left me at the silent time
Last Line: Destroying life alone, not peace!
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


LINES WRITTEN ON HEARING THE NEWS OF THE DEATH OF NAPOLEON, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What! Alive and so bold, o earth?
Last Line: Shrouds me, the hopes that from his glory fled.'
Variant Title(s): Napoleon
Subject(s): Napoleon I (1769-1821)


LOVE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why is it said thou canst not live
Last Line: Disputes her silent reign.
Subject(s): Love


LOVE'S ATMOSPHERE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a warm and gentle atmosphere
Last Line: The health of life's own life.
Subject(s): Love


LOVE'S PHILOSOPHY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: The fountains mingle with the river
Last Line: If thou kiss not me?
Subject(s): Love; Love - Beginnings


LOVE'S ROSES, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hopes, that swell in youthful breasts
Last Line: In which its vermeil splendors shine.


LOVE, HOPE, DESIRE AND FEAR, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And many there were hurt by that strong boy
Last Line: Ever will be near.
Subject(s): Desire; Fear; Hope; Love; Pleasure; Optimism


MARENGHI, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let those who pine in pride or in revenge
Last Line: The thought of his own country ...
Subject(s): Italy; Italians


MARIANNE'S DREAM, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A pale dream came to a lady fair
Last Line: As any waking eyes can view.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


MELODY TO A SCENE OF FORMER TIMES, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Art thou indeed forever gone
Last Line: A fiercer, deadlier agony!


MIGHTY EAGLE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mighty eagle! Thou that soarest
Last Line: The embattled tempests' warning!
Subject(s): Birds; Eagles


MILTON'S SPIRIT, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dreamed that milton's spirit rose, and took
Last Line: Prisons and citadels.
Subject(s): Dreams; Milton, John (1608-1674); Nightmares


MONT BLANC; LINES WRITTEN IN THE VALE OF CHAMOUNI, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The everlasting universe of things
Last Line: Silence and solitude were vacancy?
Subject(s): Alps; Chamonix, France; Mountains; Sleep; Travel; Hills; Downs (Great Britain); Journeys; Trips


MUSIC, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I pant for the music which is divine
Last Line: Invites to love with her kiss divine --
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


MUTABILITY (1), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We are as clouds that veil the midnight moon
Last Line: Nought may endure but mutability.
Subject(s): Mutability


MUTABILITY (2), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The flower that smiles today
Last Line: Then wake to weep.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Transience; Impermanence


MY THOUGHTS ARISE AND FADE IN SOLITUDE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY                Poet's Biography


NATIONAL ANTHEM, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God prosper, speed, and save
Last Line: God save the queen!
Subject(s): Great Britain; Patriotism


O THOU IMMORTAL DEITY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY                Poet's Biography


ODE TO HEAVEN, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Palace-roof of cloudless nights!
Last Line: To tremble, gleam, and disappear.
Subject(s): Heaven; Paradise


ODE TO LIBERTY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A glorious people vibrated again
Last Line: When they love but live no more.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


ODE TO NAPLES, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stood within the city disinterred
Last Line: This city of thy worship, ever free!
Subject(s): Naples, Italy


ODE TO THE WEST WIND, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: O wild west wind, thou breath of autumn's being
Last Line: If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
Variant Title(s): Ode To The West Wind: I;the West Wind
Subject(s): Autumn; Florence, Italy; Nature; Poetry & Poets; Religion; Sea; Seasons; Fall; Theology; Ocean


OEDIPUS TYRANNUS, OR SWELLFOOT THE TYRANT; A TRAGEDY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou supreme goddess! By whose power divine
Last Line: [exeunt, in full cry; iona driving on the swine, with the empty green bag.


OMENS, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark! The owlet flaps his wings
Last Line: Tidings of approaching death.
Subject(s): Omens


ON A FADED VIOLET, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The odor from the flower is gone
Last Line: Is such as mine should be.
Subject(s): Flowers; Violets


ON A FETE AT CARLTON HOUSE; FRAGMENT, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By the mossy brink
Last Line: Rapt in bright dreams of dawning royalty.


ON AN ICICLE THAT CLUNG TO THE GRASS OF A GRAVE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Take the pure gem to where southerly breezes
Last Line: To shed on the grave of a heart so sincere.


ON DEATH, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The pale, the cold, and the moony smile
Last Line: With the fears and the love for that which we see?
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


ON FANNY GODWIN, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her voice did quiver as we parted
Last Line: This word is all too wide for thee.
Subject(s): Godwin, Fanny (D. 1816); Love; Love - Loss Of; Suicide


ON HIMALAY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far away on himalay
Last Line: Keeping flocks on himalay.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers


ON KEATS, WHO DESIRED THAT ON HIS TOMB SHOULD BE INSCRIBED:, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here lieth one whose name was writ on water!'
Last Line: A scroll of crystal, blazoning the name of adonais!
Subject(s): Keats, John (1795-1821); Poetry & Poets


ON LEAVING LONDON FOR WALES, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail to thee, cambria! For the unfettered wind
Last Line: Let me not madly stain their righteous cause in gore.
Subject(s): Cambria, Wales


ON ROBERT EMMET'S GRAVE: 6, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No trump tells thy virtues - the grave where they rest
Last Line: Shall pass like a mist from the light of thy name.
Subject(s): Emmet, Robert (1778-1803); Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


ON ROBERT EMMET'S GRAVE: 7, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the storm-cloud that lowers o'er the daybeam is gone
Last Line: She will smile through the tears of revival on thine.
Subject(s): Emmet, Robert (1778-1803); Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


ON THE DARK HEIGHT OF JURA', by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Ghosts of the dead! Have I not heard your yelling


ON THE MEDUSA OF LEONARDO DA VINCI IN THE FLORENTINE GALLERY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It lieth, gazing on the midnight sky
Last Line: Gazing in death on heaven from those wet rocks.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Florence, Italy; Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519); Paintings & Painters


ONCE MORE DESCEND, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY                Poet's Biography


ORPHEUS, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not far from hence. From yonder pointed hill
Last Line: In rivalry, but all entranced she listens.
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Orpheus


OTHO, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou wert not, cassius, and thou couldst not be
Last Line: Those may not know who cannot weep for them.


OZYMANDIAS, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: I met a traveler from an antique land
Last Line: The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Variant Title(s): Ozymandias Of Egypt
Subject(s): Death; Decay; Deserts; Egypt; Fame; Food & Eating; Pride; Rameses Ii, King Of Egypt; Ruins; Statues; Time; Transience; Vanity; Dead, The; Rot; Decadence; Reputation; Self-esteem; Self-respect; Impermanence


PASSAGE OF THE APENNINES, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Listen, listen, mary mine
Last Line: And the apennine walks abroad with the storm.
Subject(s): Apennines (Mountains); Mountains; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


PETER BELL THE THIRD, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Peter bells, one, two and three
Last Line: How should it ever pass away?
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)


POETRY AND MUSIC, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How sweet it is to sit and read the tales
Last Line: Fills the dim pause!
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Poetry & Poets


POLITICAL GREATNESS, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nor happiness, nor majesty, nor fame
Last Line: Of hopes and fears, being himself alone.
Subject(s): Politics & Government


PRINCE ATHANESE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There was a youth, who, as with toil and travel
Last Line: Double the western planet's serene flame.


PROMETHEUS UNBOUND; A LYRICAL DRAMA IN FOUR ACTS, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Monarch of gods and daemons, and all spirits
Last Line: This is alone life; joy, empire, and victory!
Subject(s): Courage; Faith; Freedom; Supernatural; Valor; Bravery; Belief; Creed; Liberty


QUEEN MAB: DEDICATION - TO HARRIET, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whose is the love that, gleaming through the world
Last Line: It consecrates to thine.


QUEEN MAB; A PHILOSOPHICAL POEM, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How wonderful is death
Last Line: That through the casement shone.


RAIN, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fitful alternations of the rain
Last Line: Drives through the gray and beamless atmosphere.
Subject(s): Rain


REMEMBRANCE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Swifter far than summer's flight
Last Line: Waste one hope, one fear for me.
Variant Title(s): Lament


ROME, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rome has fallen; ye see it lying
Last Line: Nature is also undying.
Subject(s): Rome, Italy


ROSALIND AND HELEN, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come hither, my sweet rosalind
Last Line: Are blessed as now helen and rosalind.


SISTER ROSA: A BALLAD, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The death-bell beats!
Last Line: A deep groan was answered from hell.


SONG, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I loved -- alas! Our life is love
Last Line: Breathes o'er the breezy streamlet's edge.
Variant Title(s): Invocation;the Spirit Of Delight


SONG OF PROSERPINE WHILE GATHERING FLOWERS ON PLAIN OF ENNA, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sacred goddess, mother earth
Last Line: On thine own child, proserpine.
Subject(s): Persephone; Proserpine; Proserpina


SONG OF THE FURIES, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When a lover clasps his fairest
Last Line: She remains, -- it fades away.


SONG TO THE MEN OF ENGLAND, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Men of england, wherefore plough
Last Line: England be your sepulchre.
Variant Title(s): True Freedom
Subject(s): Freedom; Labor & Laborers; Manchester, England; Massacres; Liberty; Work; Workers


SONNET, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lift not the painted veil which those who live
Last Line: For truth, and like the preacher found it not.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


SONNET ON LAUNCHING BOTTLES FILLED WITH KNOWLEDGE INTO BRISTOL CHANNEL, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Vessels of heavenly medicine! May the breeze
Last Line: To see their night of ignorance dispersed.
Subject(s): Knowledge


SONNET TO BYRON, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I esteemed you less, envy would kill
Last Line: May lift itself in homage of the god.
Subject(s): Byron, George Gordon, Lord (1788-1824); Poetry & Poets; Byron, George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron


SONNET. TO A BALLOON LADEN WITH KNOWLEDGE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bright ball of flame that through the gloom of even
Last Line: Shall dart like truth where falsehood yet has been.
Subject(s): Balloons


SONNET: TO THE NILE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Month after month the gathered rains descend
Last Line: Like the great flood to egypt, ever be.
Subject(s): Nile (River)


ST. IRVYNE'S TOWER, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How swiftly through heaven's wide expanse
Last Line: Sinks the wretch in death at last.'


STANZA WRITTEN FOR THE ODE WRITTEN IN 1819, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gather, oh, gather
Last Line: The dove and the serpent reconciled!


STANZA. FROM A TRANSLATION OF THE MARSEILLAISE HYMN, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tremble kings despised of man!
Last Line: Which leads to death or victory ...
Subject(s): Marseillaise, La; National Songs - France; French National Anthem


STANZA. WRITTEN AT BRACKNELL, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy dewy looks sink in my breast
Last Line: Had cankered then -- but crushed it not.


STANZAS - APRIL, 1814, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Away! The moor is dark beneath the moon
Last Line: From the music of two voices, and the light of one sweet smile.
Variant Title(s): Remorse
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


STANZAS WRITTEN IN DEJECTION, NEAR NAPLES, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun is warm, the sky is clear
Last Line: Will linger, though enjoyed, like joy in memory yet.
Subject(s): Adversity


SUMMER AND WINTER, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a bright and cheerful afternoon
Last Line: Alas, then, for the homeless beggar old!


TASSO, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No access to the duke! You have not said
Last Line: On whom they fell!


THE AZIOLA, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Do you not hear the aziola cry?
Last Line: Loved thee and thy sad cry.


THE BIRTH OF PLEASURE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At the creation of the earth
Last Line: With a beauty clear and warm.
Subject(s): Pleasure


THE BOAT ON THE SERCHIO, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our boat is asleep on serchio's stream
Last Line: It rushes to the ocean.
Subject(s): Boats; Williams, Edward


THE CENCI; A TRAGEDY: ACTS 1-3, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That matter of the murder is hushed up
Last Line: [exeunt.
Subject(s): Despair; Gothic Drama; Hate; Italy; Italians


THE CENCI; A TRAGEDY: ACTS 4-5, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She comes not, yet I left her even now
Last Line: We are quite ready. Well -- 't is very well.
Subject(s): Despair; Hate; Italy; Italians


THE CLOUD, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers
Last Line: I rise and upbuild it again.
Subject(s): Clouds; Nature; Spring


THE DESERTS OF SLEEP, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I went into the deserts of dim sleep
Last Line: Bounds this with its recesses wide and deep.
Subject(s): Sleep


THE DEVIL'S WALK, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once, early in the morning
Last Line: Bloodless as his coward soul.
Subject(s): Ireland; Irish


THE DROWNED LOVER, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah! Faint are her limbs, and her footstep is weary
Last Line: In eternity's bowers, a seat for thee there.
Subject(s): Drowning


THE FIERCE BEASTS, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fierce beasts of the woods and wildernesses
Last Line: Around its margin, heap the sand thereon.


THE FLIGHT OF LOVE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the lamp is shattered
Last Line: When leaves fall and cold winds come.
Variant Title(s): Lines
Subject(s): Despair; Love - Loss Of


THE FUGITIVES, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The waters are flashing
Last Line: Of his name!


THE HEART'S TOMB, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And where is truth? On tombs? For such to thee
Last Line: Unchangingly preserved and buried there.


THE INDIAN SERENADE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: I arise from dreams of thee
Last Line: Where it will break at last!
Variant Title(s): Lines To An Indian Air; Serenade;the Indian Girl's Song
Subject(s): Desire; Love; Men


THE ISLE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There was a little lawny islet
Last Line: A lake's blue chasm.


THE LADY OF THE SOUTH, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Faint with love, the lady of the south
Last Line: Out of her eyes.


THE MAGNETIC LADY TO HER PATIENT, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep, sleep on! Forget thy pain
Last Line: My chain.'
Subject(s): Hypnotism; Williams, Edward; Williams, Jane


THE MASK OF ANARCHY; WRITTEN ON OCCASION OF MASSACRE AT MANCHESTER, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As I lay asleep in italy
Last Line: Ye are many, they are few!'
Variant Title(s): The Masque Of Anarchy
Subject(s): Anarchism & Anarchists; Manchester, England; Massacres


THE PAST, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wilt thou forget the happy hours
Last Line: That joy, once lost, is pain.
Subject(s): Past


THE PINE FOREST OF THE CASCINE NEAR PISA (1ST DRAFT OF 'TO JANE'), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dearest, best and brightest
Last Line: Than calm in waters seen.
Subject(s): Pine Trees; Pisa, Italy; Trees


THE POET'S LOVER, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am as a spirit who has dwelt
Last Line: Clothing his wings with lightning.
Variant Title(s): Fragment: Wedded Souls


THE QUESTION, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dreamed that, as I wandered by the way
Last Line: That I might there present it! -- oh! To whom?
Variant Title(s): A Dream Of Spring;a Dream Of The Unknown;shelley's Lists
Subject(s): Flowers; Plants; Rivers; Spring; Planting; Planters


THE RETROSPECT: CWM ELAN, 1812, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A scene, which wildered fancy viewed
Last Line: Which thou hast flung upon my day.


THE REVOLT OF ISLAM: CANTO 10, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Was there a human spirit in the steed
Last Line: With happy smiles, which sunk in white tranquillity.


THE REVOLT OF ISLAM: CANTO 11, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She saw me not -- she heard me not -- alone
Last Line: And smiled in gentle pride, and said, 'lo! I am he!'


THE REVOLT OF ISLAM: CANTO 12, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The transport of a fierce and monstruous gladness
Last Line: The charmed boat approached, and there its haven found.


THE REVOLT OF ISLAM: CANTO 2, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The star-light smile of children, the sweet looks


THE REVOLT OF ISLAM: CANTO 3, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What thoughts had sway o'er cythna's lonely slumber
Last Line: Where ebon pines a shade under the starlight wove.


THE REVOLT OF ISLAM: CANTO 4, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The old man took the oars, and soon the bark
Last Line: A light around my step which would not ever fade.


THE REVOLT OF ISLAM: CANTO 5, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the utmost hill at length I sped
Last Line: Which that delightful day with its own shadow blest.


THE REVOLT OF ISLAM: CANTO 6, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beside the dimness of the glimmering sea
Last Line: And fear, and all that dark despondence doth inherit.


THE REVOLT OF ISLAM: CANTO 7, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So we sate joyous as the morning ray
Last Line: Deep thoughts; so to the ship we passed without a word.


THE REVOLT OF ISLAM: CANTO 8, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I sate beside the steersman then, and gazing
Last Line: And felt a soft delight from what their spirits shook.


THE REVOLT OF ISLAM: CANTO 9, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That night we anchored in a woody bay
Last Line: She turned to me and smiled -- that smile was paradise!


THE REVOLT OF ISLAM: DEDICATION AND CANTO 1, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So now my summer-task is ended, mary
Last Line: Memories which found a tongue, as thus he silence broke.


THE RUDE WIND IS SINGING, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY                Poet's Biography


THE SENSITIVE PLANT, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A sensitive plant in a garden grew
Last Line: No light, being themselves obscure.
Variant Title(s): To The Sensitive Plant;a Garden
Subject(s): Permanence; Plants; Women; Planting; Planters


THE SHADOW OF HELL, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A golden-winged angel stood
Last Line: That burn continually in heaven.


THE SOLITARY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dar'st thou amid the varied multitude
Last Line: Dull life's extremest goal.


THE SPECTRAL HORSEMAN, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What was the shriek that struck fancy's ear
Last Line: And mingles its swell with the moonlight air.


THE SUNSET, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There late was one within whose subtle being
Last Line: This was the only moan she ever made.
Subject(s): Imagination; Memory; Fancy


THE TALE UNTOLD, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One sung of thee who left the tale untold
Last Line: Which mock the lips with air, when they are thirsting.


THE TOWER OF FAMINE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Amid the desolation of a city
Last Line: Should be absorbed, till they to marble grew.


THE TRIUMPH OF LIFE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Swift as a spirit hastening to his task
Last Line: "then, what is life? I cried.' --"
Subject(s): Life


THE TWO SPIRITS: AN ALLEGORY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou, who plumed with strong desire
Last Line: He finds night day.


THE UNATTAINED, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To thirst and find no fill - to wail and wander
Last Line: The half-created shadow.


THE VINE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Flourishing vine, whose kindling clusters glow
Last Line: The rotting bones of dead antiquity.
Subject(s): Vines And Vineyards


THE WANDERING JEW, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The brilliant orb of parting day
Last Line: Come! For thy doom is misery.'
Subject(s): Wandering Jew


THE WANDERING JEW'S SOLILOQUY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it the eternal triune, is it he
Last Line: Drink deeply -- drain the cup of hate -- remit this I may die.
Subject(s): Hate; Wandering Jew


THE WANING MOON, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: And, like a dying lady lean and pale
Last Line: A white and shapeless mass.
Variant Title(s): To The Moon (3)
Subject(s): Moon


THE WITCH OF ATLAS, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How, my dear mary, are you critic-bitten
Last Line: Scarcely believe much more than we can see.


THE WOODMAN AND THE NIGHTINGALE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A woodman whose rough heart was out of tune
Last Line: And vex the nightingales in every dell.
Subject(s): Birds; Nightingales


THE WORLD'S WANDERERS, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell me, thou star, whose wings of light
Last Line: On the tree or billow?


THE ZUCCA, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer was dead and autumn was expiring
Last Line: Whilst this


THRENOS, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O world! O life! O time!
Last Line: No more, -- o nevermore!
Variant Title(s): A Lament
Subject(s): Adversity


TIME, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Unfathomable sea! Whose waves are years
Last Line: Unfathomable sea?
Subject(s): Sea; Time; Ocean


TIME LONG PAST, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like the ghost of a dear friend dead
Last Line: From time long past.
Subject(s): Past


TO (BYRON), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O mighty mind, in whose deep stream this age
Last Line: Why dost thou curb not thine own sacred rage?
Subject(s): Byron, George Gordon, Lord (1788-1824); Poetry & Poets; Byron, George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron


TO - (1), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Music, when soft voices die
Last Line: Love itself shall slumber on.
Variant Title(s): Music;memory
Subject(s): Flowers; Love; Memory; Mourning; Music & Musicians; Roses; Bereavement


TO - (2), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: One word is too often profaned
Last Line: From the sphere of our sorrow?
Subject(s): Life Change Events; Love


TO - (3), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I fear thy kisses, gentle maiden
Last Line: With which I worship thine.
Subject(s): Admiration


TO - (4), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For me, my friend, if not that tears did tremble
Last Line: Which on the chains must prey that fetter humankind.
Subject(s): Hunt, Leigh (1784-1859)


TO - (5), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When passion's trance is overpast
Last Line: And form all others, life and love.


TO - (6), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet look on me - take not thine eyes away
Last Line: Art kind when I am sick, and pity me.
Subject(s): Love


TO A SKYLARK, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail to thee, blithe spirit
Last Line: The world should listen then -- as I am listening now.
Variant Title(s): Ode To A Skylark
Subject(s): Birds; Larks; Religion; Skylarks; Theology


TO A STAR, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet star, which gleaming o'er the darksome scene
Last Line: Became enamoured --
Subject(s): Stars


TO COLERIDGE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, there are spirits of the air
Last Line: Dark as it is, all change would aggravate.
Subject(s): Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834); Poetry & Poets


TO CONSTANTIA, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rose that drinks the fountain dew
Last Line: Its growth
Subject(s): Clairmont, Claire


TO CONSTANTIA, SINGING (1), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus to be lost and thus to sink and die
Last Line: Lingering, suspends my soul in its voluptuous flight.
Subject(s): Clairmont, Claire; Singing & Singers; Songs


TO CONSTANTIA, SINGING (2), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy voice, slow rising like a spirit, lingers
Last Line: Such things the heart can feel and learn, but not forget!


TO DEATH, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Death! Where is thy victory
Last Line: To that mysterious strand.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


TO EDWARD WILLIAMS, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The serpent is shut out from paradise
Last Line: Happy yourself, you feel another's woe.
Subject(s): Williams, Edward


TO EMILIA VIVIANI, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Madonna, wherefore hast thou sent to me
Last Line: Health like a heap of embers soon to fade.
Subject(s): Flowers


TO HARRIET, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is not blasphemy to hope that heaven
Last Line: That life my spirit consecrates to you.
Subject(s): Shelley, Harriet Westbrook


TO HARRIET (WRITTEN 1814), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy look of love has power to calm
Last Line: And pity if thou canst not love.
Subject(s): Shelley, Harriet Westbrook


TO IANTHE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love thee, baby! For thine own sweet sake
Last Line: The image of thy mother's loveliness.
Subject(s): Babies; Shelley, Elizabeth Ianthe; Infants


TO IRELAND, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bear witness, erin! When thine injured isle
Last Line: When thou wert not, which shall be when thou perishest.
Subject(s): Ireland; Irish


TO ITALY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As the sunrise to the night
Last Line: Be those hopes and fears on thee.
Subject(s): Italy; Italians


TO JANE: KEEN STARS, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The keen stars were twinkling
Last Line: Are one.
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Williams, Jane; Songs


TO JANE: THE INVITATION, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Best and brightest, come away!
Last Line: In the universal sun.
Variant Title(s): The Invitation
Subject(s): Country Life; Nature; Williams, Jane


TO JANE: THE RECOLLECTION, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the last day of many days
Last Line: Than calm in waters seen.
Variant Title(s): The Recollection
Subject(s): Williams, Jane


TO MARIA GISBORNE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In london, that great sea, whose ebb and flow
Last Line: You and I know in london.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


TO MARY (1), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O mary dear, that you were here!
Last Line: The castle echo whispers 'here!'
Subject(s): Absence; Shelley, Mary Wollenstonecraft Godwin; Separation; Isolation


TO MARY (2), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The world is dreary
Last Line: And't is gone, when I should be gone too, mary.
Subject(s): Grief; Shelley, Mary Wollenstonecraft Godwin; Sorrow; Sadness


TO MARY SHELLEY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My dearest mary, wherefore hast thou gone
Last Line: For thine own sake I cannot follow thee.
Subject(s): Grief; Mothers; Shelley, Mary Wollenstonecraft Godwin; Sorrow; Sadness


TO MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT GODWIN, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mine eyes were dim with tears unshed
Last Line: To hide the love thou feel'st for me.
Subject(s): Shelley, Mary Wollenstonecraft Godwin


TO MARY, WHO DIED IN THIS OPINION, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Maiden, quench the glare of sorrow
Last Line: Such as forces thine to break.


TO MUSIC, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No, music, thou art not the 'food of love'
Last Line: Till it becomes all music murmurs of.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


TO MUSIC; A FRAGMENT, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Silver key of the fountain of tears
Last Line: Is laid asleep in flowers.
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Sleep


TO NIGHT, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Swiftly walk o'er the western wave
Last Line: Come soon, soon!
Variant Title(s): Night;to The Night
Subject(s): Death; Nature; Night; Poetry & Poets; Dead, The; Bedtime


TO ONE SINGING, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My spirit like a charmed bark doth swim
Last Line: Its way adown some many-winding river.
Subject(s): Singing & Singers


TO PERCY SHELLEY, ON THE DEGRADING NOTIONS OF DEITY, by JAMES HENRY LEIGH HUNT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What wonder, percy, that with jealous rage
Last Line: Which his own lanthorn throws up from himself.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hunt, Leigh
Subject(s): Freedom; God; Poetry & Poets; Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822); Liberty


TO SIDMOUTH AND CASTLEREAGH, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As from an ancestral oak
Last Line: Two vipers tangled into one.
Variant Title(s): Similes For Two Political Characters Of 1819
Subject(s): Addington, Henry, Viscount Sidmouth; England; Politics & Government; Statesmen; Stewart, Robert. 2d Marquis Londonderry; Tyranny & Tyrants; Villains In Literature; English; Castlereagh, Viscount


TO SILENCE; A FRAGMENT, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Silence! Oh, well are death and sleep and thou
Last Line: Among lone mountains in some ...
Subject(s): Silence


TO SOPHIA, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou art fair, and few are fairer
Last Line: Is my heart when thine is near it.
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Stacey, Sophia


TO THE LORD CHANCELLOR, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy country's curse is on thee, darkest crest
Last Line: This curse should be a blessing. Fare thee well!
Subject(s): Child Custody; Fathers


TO THE MOON (1), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Art thou pale for weariness
Last Line: That finds no object worth its constancy?
Subject(s): Moon


TO THE MOON (2), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bright wanderer, fair coquette of heaven
Last Line: One fair as --
Subject(s): Moon


TO THE MOONBEAM, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Moonbeam, leave the shadowy vale
Last Line: Seem in my breast but joys to the pangs that rankle there.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


TO THE PEOPLE OF ENGLAND, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: People of england, ye who toil and groan
Last Line: And nurse them from the cradle to the grave ...
Subject(s): England; English


TO THE QUEEN OF MY HEART, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shall we roam, my love
Last Line: What I dare not in broad day-light.


TO THE REPUBLICANS OF NORTH AMERICA, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Brothers! Between you and me
Last Line: Balm thee with its dying tear.
Subject(s): Mexico


TO THE SAME (PERCY SHELLEY, ON THE DEGRADING NOTIONS OF DEITY), by JAMES HENRY LEIGH HUNT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet, percy, not for this, should he whose eye
Last Line: Be still with thine own task in unison.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hunt, Leigh
Subject(s): Freedom; God; Poetry & Poets; Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822); Liberty


TO WILLIAM SHELLEY (1), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The billows on the beach are leaping around it
Last Line: A patriot's birthright thou mayst claim!
Subject(s): Death - Children; Shelley, William (1816-1819); Death - Babies


TO WILLIAM SHELLEY (2), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My lost william, thou in whom
Last Line: A patriot's birthright thou mayst claim!
Subject(s): Death - Children; Shelley, William (1816-1819); Death - Babies


TO WILLIAM SHELLEY (3), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy little footsteps on the sands
Last Line: When we returned to gaze on thee --
Subject(s): Death - Children; Shelley, William (1816-1819); Death - Babies


TO WORDSWORTH, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Poet of nature, thou hast wept to know
Last Line: Thus having been, that thou shouldst cease to be.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)


TO ZEPHYR, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, thou awakener of the spirit's ocean
Last Line: No thought can trace! Speed with thy gentle motion!


TODAY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And who feels discord now or sorrow?
Last Line: Darkening life's labyrinthine way.


TOMORROW, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where art thou, beloved tomorrow?
Last Line: We find the thing we fled -- to-day.
Subject(s): Time


TORPOR, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My head is heavy, my limbs are weary
Last Line: And it is not life that makes me move.


TRIBUTE TO AMERICA, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a people mighty in its youth
Last Line: Nay, start not at the name -- america!
Subject(s): Patriotism; United States; America


UNRISEN SPLENDOR, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Unrisen splendor of the brightest sun
Last Line: With thy young brightness!


VERSES ON A CAT, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A cat in distress
Last Line: To make them hold their jaw!
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


VICTORIA, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas dead of the night, when I sat in my dwelling
Last Line: I wildly then called on the tempest to bear me --


VIEW FROM THE EUGANEAN HILLS, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Many a green isle needs must be
Last Line: And the earth grow young again.
Variant Title(s): Lines Written Among The Euganean Hills;written In The Euganean Hills, North Italy
Subject(s): Byron, George Gordon, Lord (1788-1824); Death; Italy; Mountains; Poetry & Poets; Sin; Byron, George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron; Dead, The; Italians; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


WAKE THE SERPENT NOT - LEST HE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY                Poet's Biography


WAR, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ambition, power, and avarice, now have hurled
Last Line: Which tears from earth peace, innocence and love.
Subject(s): War


WHAT MEN GAIN FAIRLY; FORMAN JOINS WITH THIS PROCEEDING, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What men gain fairly, that they should possess
Last Line: Left in the nakedness of infamy.


WINE OF EGLANTINE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am drunk with the honey wine
Last Line: Of the fairies bear those bowls so new!
Variant Title(s): Elfin Music
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Fairies; Elves


WITH A GUITAR, TO JANE, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ariel to miranda - take
Last Line: For our beloved jane alone.
Variant Title(s): To A Lady, With A Guitar
Subject(s): Guitars; Williams, Jane


YE GENTLE VISITATIONS OF CALM THOUGHT, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY                Poet's Biography