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First Line: At shelley's birth
Last Line: And the rekindling flame.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822)


AT Shelley's birth,
The Lark, dawn-spirit, with an anthem loud
Rose from the dusky earth
To tell it to the Cloud,
That, like a flower night-folded in the gloom,
Burst into morning bloom.

At Shelley's death,
The Sea, that deemed him an immortal, saw
A god's extinguished breath,
And landward, as in awe,
Upbore him to the altar whence he came,
And the rekindling flame.





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