Percy Bysshe Shelley

(1792-1822 / Horsham / England)

Love's Rose


I.
Hopes, that swell in youthful breasts,
Live not through the waste of time!
Love’s rose a host of thorns invests;
Cold, ungenial is the clime,
Where its honours blow.
Youth says, ‘The purple flowers are mine,’
Which die the while they glow.

II.
Dear the boon to Fancy given,
Retracted whilst it’s granted:
Sweet the rose which lives in Heaven,
Although on earth ’tis planted,
Where its honours blow,
While by earth’s slaves the leaves are riven
Which die the while they glow.

III.
Age cannot Love destroy,
But perfidy can blast the flower,
Even when in most unwary hour
It blooms in Fancy’s bower.
Age cannot Love destroy,
But perfidy can rend the shrine
In which its vermeil splendours shine.

Submitted: Thursday, April 01, 2010

Do you like this poem?
3 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Love's Rose by Percy Bysshe Shelley )

Enter the verification code :

  • H. Reese (5/13/2012 8:23:00 PM)

    This poem is about getting lost in the future, destroying what's given. Go to truthcontest.com go to the insights section on the bottom right and read about love, sex, and marriage in the second column from the left (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

New Poems

  1. Resignation, Jeff Gangwer
  2. PH: Nature: Canoeing The Mississippi #7, Brian Johnston
  3. Why Did You, Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi
  4. Lost Shores, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. "Be careful...", Jeff Gangwer
  6. Ten Million Colors, Jeff Gangwer
  7. missing you, matthew blankenship
  8. Never your Sun, Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi
  9. Jacky Tiger, Afshan Fatima
  10. It Gets Better, Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi

Poem of the Day

poet Robert William Service

Just Home and Love! the words are small
Four little letters unto each;
And yet you will not find in all
The wide and gracious range of speech
Two more so tenderly complete:
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Paul Muldoon

 

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Home And Love, Robert William Service
  3. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. "Hope" is the thing with feathers, Emily Dickinson
  9. O Captain! My Captain!, Walt Whitman
  10. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]