A Dirge

By Percy Bysshe Shelley

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(1792 - 1822)

Eton-Expelled, World-Renown Poet, Atheist, Anti-Capitalist, Philosopher, and Vegetarian Activist

Percy Bysshe Shelley (/bɪʃ/ (audio speaker iconlisten) BISH; 4 August 1792 – 8 July 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets. A radical in his poetry as well as in his political and social views, Shelley did not achieve fame during his lifetime, but recognition of his achievements in poetry grew steadily following his death and he became an important influence on subsequent generations of poets including Robert Browning, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Thomas Hardy, and W. B. Yeats. American literary critic Harold Bloom describes him as "a superb craftsman, a lyric poet without rival, and surely one of the most advanced skeptical intellects ever to write a poem." (Source: Wikipedia.org.) Percy Bysshe Shelley, (born Aug. 4, 1792, Field Place, near Horsham, Sussex, Eng.—died July 8, 1822, at sea off Livorno, Tuscany [Italy]), English Romantic poet whose passionate search for personal love and social justice was gradually channeled from over... (From: Wikipedia.org / Britannica.com.)


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A Dirge

Rough wind, that moanest loud
Grief too sad for song;
Wild wind, when sullen cloud
Knells all the night long;
Sad storm whose tears are vain,
Baer woods, whose branches strain,
Deep caves and dreary main,—
Wail, for the world’s wrong!

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