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Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Our sweetest songs are those of saddest thought.

— Percy Bysshe Shelley

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The sunlight claps the earth, and the moonbeams kiss the sea: what are all these kissings worth, if thou kiss not me?

— Percy Bysshe Shelley

#love #nature #love

Soul meets soul on lovers lips.

— Percy Bysshe Shelley

#romantic #love

A poet is a nightingale who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.

— Percy Bysshe Shelley


Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory.

— Percy Bysshe Shelley

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If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?

— Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted

— Percy Bysshe Shelley

#distortion #poetry #beauty

The cemetery is an open space among the ruins, covered in winter with violets and daisies. It might make one in love with death, to think that one should be buried in so sweet a place.

— Percy Bysshe Shelley

#death #death

O weep for Adonis - He is dead." "Peace. He is not dead he doth not sleep - he hath wakened from the dream of life

— Percy Bysshe Shelley

#mourning #death

He wanders, like a day-appearing dream, Through the dim wildernesses of the mind; Through desert woods and tracts, which seem Like ocean, homeless, boundless, unconfined.

— Percy Bysshe Shelley


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Henry David Thoreau's civil disobedience was apparently influenced by Shelley's non-violence in protest and political action. Their son Timothy Shelley of Fen Place (born c. "


On 8 July 1822 less than a month before his 30th birthday Shelley drowned in a sudden storm while sailing back from Leghorn (Livorno) to Lerici in his schooner Don Juan.

Yeats Karl Marx Upton Sinclair and Isadora Duncan. Shelley became an idol of the next three or four generations of poets including important Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite poets such as Robert Browning and Dante Gabriel Rosetti. Though Shelley's poetry and prose output remained steady throughout his life most publiPercy Bysshe Shelleyrs and journals declined to publish his work for fear of being arrested themselves for blasphemy or sedition.

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