Ye gentle visitations of calm thought...
by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Ye gentle visitations of calm thought --
Moods like the memories of happier earth,
Which come arrayed in thoughts of little worth,
Like stars in clouds by the weak winds enwrought, --
But that the clouds depart and stars remain,
While they remain, and ye, alas, depart!
Published 1839, 1st 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.