Music And Sweet Poetry
by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Fragment. To Sophie Stacey.
How sweet it is to sit and read the tales
Of mighty poets and to hear the while
Sweet music, which when the attention fails
Fills the dim pause --
Written early 1820.
Published 1839, 2st Edition.
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.