Percy Bysshe Shelley

Aug. 4, 1792 - July 8, 1822



by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Also in Italian, for Emilia Viviani?


Good-night? ah! no; the hour is ill
Which severs those it should unite;
Let us remain together still,
Then it will be good night.


How can I call the lone night good,
Though thy sweet wishes wing its flight
Be it not said, thought, understood --
Then it will be -- good night.


To hearts which near each other move
From evening close to morning light,
The night is good; because, my love,
They never say good-night.

Written late (1820?)
Published 1822.


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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