Percy Bysshe Shelley

Aug. 4, 1792 - July 8, 1822


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.


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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