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On Death - Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The pale, the cold, and the moony smile
Which the meteor beam of a starless night
Sheds on a lonely and sea-girt isle,
Ere the dawning of morn's undoubted light,
Is the flame of life so fickle and wan
That flits round our steps till their strength is gone.

O man! hold thee on in courage of soul
Through the stormy shades of thy wordly way,
And the billows of clouds that around thee roll
Shall sleep in the light of a wondrous day,
Where hell and heaven shall leave thee free
To the universe of destiny.

This world is the nurse of all we know,
This world is the mother of all we feel,
And the coming of death is a fearful blow
To a brain unencompass'd by nerves of steel:
When all that we know, or feel, or see,
Shall pass like an unreal mystery.

The secret things of the grave are there,
Where all but this frame must surely be,
Though the fine-wrought eye and the wondrous ear
No longer will live, to hear or to see
All that is great and all that is strange
In the boundless realm of unending change.

Who telleth a tale of unspeaking death?
Who lifteth the veil of what is to come?
Who painteth the shadows that are beneath
The wide-winding caves of the peopled tomb?
Or uniteth the hopes of what shall be
With the fears and the love for that which we see?


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  3. 53. A Death-Bed , Rudyard Kipling
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  5. 55. On The Death Of A Youn Gentleman , Phillis Wheatley
  6. 56. A Satirical Elegy On The Death Of A Late.. , Jonathan Swift
  7. 57. Death Of A Poet , Ronald Stuart Thomas
  8. 58. Death Stands Above Me, Whispering Low , Walter Savage Landor
  9. 59. Death And His Brother Sleep (‘morphine’) , Heinrich Heine
  10. 60. Absence Disembodies—so Does Death , Emily Dickinson
  11. 61. Laughter And Death , Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
  12. 62. An Elegy On The Death Of Kenneth Patchen , Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  13. 63. A Baby's Death , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  14. 64. Passing On (Death Death Death Death De.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  15. 65. Death Is A Dialogue Between , Emily Dickinson
  16. 66. On The Death Of Friends In Childhood , Donald Justice
  17. 67. Death Is Here And Death Is There , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  18. 68. Enemy Of Death , Salvatore Quasimodo
  19. 69. Death Sets A Thing Of Signigicant , Emily Dickinson
  20. 70. The Morning That Death Was Killed , Steve Turner
  21. 71. O Death, O Death, Rock Me Asleep , Anonymous
  22. 72. The Death And Last Confession Of Wanderi.. , Hilaire Belloc
  23. 73. The Dance Of Death , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  24. 74. Her Death And After , Thomas Hardy
  25. 75. On The Death Of Dr. Samuel Marshall , Phillis Wheatley
  26. 76. The Death-Bed , Siegfried Sassoon
  27. 77. A Death Song , William Morris
  28. 78. Death Snips Proud Men , Carl Sandburg
  29. 79. The Death Of Autumn , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  30. 80. Sonnet 66: Tired With All These, For Res.. , William Shakespeare
  31. 81. Ode On The Death Of A Favourite Cat Drow.. , Thomas Gray
  32. 82. Apparent Death , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  33. 83. A Death - Scene , Emily Jane Brontë
  34. 84. Death , Bill Knott
  35. 85. For Death—or Rather , Emily Dickinson
  36. 86. On The Death Of J.C. An Infant , Phillis Wheatley
  37. 87. Whispers Of Heavenly Death , Walt Whitman
  38. 88. Death, That Struck When I Was Most Confi.. , Emily Jane Brontë
  39. 89. Elegy Before Death , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  40. 90. On The Death Of A Fair Infant Dying Of A.. , John Milton
  41. 91. The Death Of Santa Claus , Charles Harper Webb
  42. 92. Bereavement In Their Death To Feel , Emily Dickinson
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  44. 94. Death , Heinrich Heine
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  47. 97. At Algeciras - A Meditaton Upon Death , William Butler Yeats
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  49. 99. Death Of A Believer , Rudyard Kipling
  50. 100. Death , Yaseen Anwer
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