Percy Bysshe Shelley

(1792-1822 / Horsham / England)

Passage Of The Apennines - Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Listen, listen, Mary mine,
To the whisper of the Apennine,
It bursts on the roof like the thunder’s roar,
Or like the sea on a northern shore,
Heard in its raging ebb and flow
By the captives pent in the cave below.
The Apennine in the light of day
Is a mighty mountain dim and gray,
Which between the earth and sky doth lay;
But when night comes, a chaos dread
On the dim starlight then is spread,
And the Apennine walks abroad with the storm,

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 1, 2010

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