Percy Bysshe Shelley

Aug. 4, 1792 - July 8, 1822

 

Fragments To Music

by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Silver key of the fountain of tears,
Where the Spirit drinks till the brain is wild;
Softest grave of a thousand fears,
Where their Mother, Care, like a drowsy child,
Is laid asleep in flowers . . .

No, Music, thou art not the food of Love,
Unless Love feeds upon its own sweet self,
Till it becomes all Music murmurs of.

Dated 1817.
Both published 1839.

Source:

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.
 
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