Percy Bysshe Shelley

Aug. 4, 1792 - July 8, 1822


Fragment. (When soft winds and sunny skies ...)

by Percy Bysshe Shelley

When soft winds and sunny skies
With the green earth harmonize
And the young and dewy dawn,
Bold as an unhunted fawn,
Up the windless heaven is gone, --
Laugh: for ambushed in the day,
Clouds and whirlwinds watch their prey . . .

Published 1839, 1st Edition.


The Lyrics and Shorter Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley
Copyright 1907, reprinted 1913
London: J.M. Dent and Sons, Ltd.
New York: E.P. Dutton and Co.