Shelley Sunday: ‘Lines: That Time is Dead Forever, Child!’

Lines: That Time is Dead Forever, Child!

by Percy Bysshe Shelley

[Written after the death of Shelley’s son, William]

 

That time is dead for ever, child!
Drowned, frozen, dead for ever!
We look on the past
And stare aghast
At the spectres wailing, pale and ghast,
Of hopes which thou and I beguiled
To death on life’s dark river.

The stream we gazed on then rolled by;
Its waves are unreturning;
But we yet stand
In a lone land,
Like tombs to mark the memory
Of hopes and fears, which fade and flee
In the light of life’s dim morning.

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Image source: Penny Dreadful

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One thought on “Shelley Sunday: ‘Lines: That Time is Dead Forever, Child!’

  1. Yes the wheel of time has carelessly moved on & times have changed dramatically, lovely lines thanks for sharing 🙂 According to your convenience please do read some of my writings as well would love to know what you think about them 🙂

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