The awful shadow of some unseen Power Floats, tho' unseen, amongst us.
Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)
Source: Hymn to Intellectual Beauty.
Contributed by: Zaady
What! alive, and so bold, O earth?
Source: Written on hearing the news of the death of Napoleon.
Work without hope draws nectar in a sieve, And hope without an object can not live.
The world's great age begins anew, The golden years return, The earth doth like a snake renew Her winter weeds outworn.
Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass, Stains the white radiance of eternity.
Source: Adonais. lii.
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Have you not heard When a man marries, dies, or turns Hindoo, His best friends hear no more of him?
Source: Letter to Maria Gisborne
Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted.
Source: Prometheus Unbound
Then black despair, The shadow of a starless night, was thrown Over the world in which I moved alone.
Source: The Revolt of Islam. Dedication, Stanza 6.
The good want power, but to weep barren tears. The powerful goodness want: worse need for them. The wise want love; and those who love want wisdom.
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