Percy Bysshe Shelley

Aug. 4, 1792 - July 8, 1822


The Ode To Heaven: Cancelled Fragments.

Ode To Heaven: Cancelled Fragments

by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The [living frame which sustains my soul]
Is [sinking beneath the fierce control]
Down through the lampless deep of song
I am drawn and driven along --

When a Nation screams aloud
Like an eagle from the cloud

. . .

Watch the look askance and old--
See neglect, and falsehood fold. . . .

Published 1903.


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.