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Percy Bysshe Shelley

(1792-1822 / Horsham / England)

A Roman's Chamber


I.
In the cave which wild weeds cover
Wait for thine aethereal lover;
For the pallid moon is waning,
O'er the spiral cypress hanging
And the moon no cloud is staining.

II.
It was once a Roman’s chamber,
Where he kept his darkest revels,
And the wild weeds twine and clamber;
It was then a chasm for devils.

Submitted: Thursday, April 01, 2010
Edited: Monday, May 09, 2011

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