The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley (ed. Hutchinson, 1914)/From the Arabic: An Imitation
FROM THE ARABIC: AN IMITATION
[Published by Mrs. Shelley, Posthumous Poems, 1824. There is an intermediate draft amongst the Bodleian MSS. See Locock, Examination, &c., 1903, p. 13.]
Of thy looks, my love;
It panted for thee like the hind at noon
For the brooks, my love.
Or the death they bear, 10
The heart which tender thought clothes like a dove
With the wings of care;
In the battle, in the darkness, in the need,
Shall mine cling to thee.
Nor claim one smile for all the comfort, love, 15
It may bring to thee.
- From the Arabic—5 hoofs] feet B.
- 7 were] grew B.
- 9 Ah!] O B.