A Dirge (Shelley)

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A Dirge
by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Published by Mrs. Shelley, "Posthumous Poems", 1824.

A DIRGE.


Rough wind, that moanest loud
Grief too sad for song;
Wild wind, when sullen cloud
Knells all the night long;
Sad storm whose tears are vain,
Bare woods, whose branches strain,
Deep caves and dreary main,—
Wail, for the world's wrong!


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Notes

Line 6: "strain" — "stain" in edition 1824.

This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.