Percy Bysshe Shelley

Aug. 4, 1792 - July 8, 1822


To The Queen Of My Heart

by Percy Bysshe Shelley


Shall we roam, my love,
To the twilight grove,
When the moon is rising bright?
Oh, I'll whisper there,
In the cool night-air,
What I dare not in broad daylight!


I'll tell thee a part
Of the thoughts that start
To being when thou art nigh;
And thy beauty, more bright
Than the stars' soft light,
Shall seem as a weft from the sky.


When the pale moonbeam
On tower and stream
Sheds a flood of silver sheen,
How I love to gaze
As the cold ray strays
O'er thy face, my heart's throned queen!


Wilt thou roam with me
To the restless sea,
And linger upon the steep,
And list to the flow
Of the waves below,
How they toss and roar and leap!


Those boiling waves,
And the storm that raves
At night o'er their foaming crest,
Resemble the strife
That, from earliest life,
The passions have waged in my breast.


Oh, come then, and rove
To the sea or the grove,
When the moon is rising bright;
And I'll whisper there,
In the cool night-air,
What I dare not in broad daylight.

Notes to the poem:

Written in 1810?
First published in 1833.


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.

Recommended Works

To Marry Or Not To Marry? A Girl's Reverie - Ella Wheeler WilcoxLove's Philosophy - Percy Bysshe ShelleyComparisons - Thomas MooreLittle Cupid - Ron TranmerTo [Harriet]. (Yet look on me...) - Percy Bysshe ShelleyThe Fortune-Teller - Thomas MooreOh! Doubt Me Not - Thomas MooreCommunism - Ella Wheeler WilcoxDouble Carnations - Ella Wheeler WilcoxWedded Souls - Percy Bysshe ShelleyAnswered - Ella Wheeler WilcoxSong To Celia - Ben JonsonA Red, Red Rose - Robert BurnsSilent Love - Henry Wadsworth LongfellowThe Sea Hath Its Pearls - Henry Wadsworth LongfellowA Solar Eclipse - Ella Wheeler WilcoxThe Passionate Shepherd To His Love - Christopher MarloweWhat Love Is - Ella Wheeler WilcoxLove Much - Ella Wheeler WilcoxA Woman's Love - Ella Wheeler WilcoxEcho - Thomas MooreI've A Secret To Tell Thee - Thomas MooreRubies - Ella Wheeler WilcoxLove's Rose - Percy Bysshe ShelleyHe That Looketh - Ella Wheeler WilcoxHow Shall I Woo? - Thomas MooreLucy (I travelled among unknown men...) - William WordsworthMy Secret - Henry Wadsworth LongfellowDelilah - Ella Wheeler WilcoxThe Siren's Song - Thomas MooreAnnie Of Tharaw - Henry Wadsworth LongfellowFollow to the deep wood's weeds,... - Percy Bysshe ShelleyTo Harriet (Thy look of love ...) - Percy Bysshe ShelleyTo The Queen Of My Heart - Percy Bysshe ShelleySong. (Ah! sweet is the moonbeam...) - Percy Bysshe ShelleyOdes To Nea: You read it in my languid eyes... - Thomas MooreLove - Samuel Taylor ColeridgeIf Thou'lt Be Mine - Thomas MooreEndymion - Henry Wadsworth LongfellowLove Analysed - Thomas MooreMutual Passion - Samuel Taylor ColeridgeCouleur De Rose - Ella Wheeler WilcoxWhat The Bee Is To The Floweret - Thomas MooreOdes Of Anacreon: Cupid, whose lamp has lent the ray... - Thomas MooreSurrender - Ella Wheeler WilcoxImpatience - Ella Wheeler WilcoxOld and New - Ella Wheeler WilcoxIndividuality - Ella Wheeler WilcoxUpon the Sand - Ella Wheeler WilcoxWhen On The Lip The Sigh Delays - Thomas MooreFrom This Hour The Pledge Is Given - Thomas MooreLove's Language - Ella Wheeler WilcoxSong (When I bade thee adieu...) - Henry TimrodThe Hidden Name - Hannah Flagg GouldThe Indian Serenade - Percy Bysshe ShelleyRow Gently Here - Thomas MooreThe Time I've Lost In Wooing - Thomas MooreThe White Flag - John HayConversion - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Link To This Page