Time (Shelley)

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TIME

[Published by Mrs. Shelley, Posthumous Poems, 1824.]

Unfathomable Sea! whose waves are years,
Ocean of Time, whose waters of deep woe
Are brackish with the salt of human tears!
Thou shoreless flood, which in thy ebb and flow
Claspest the limits of mortality,5
And sick of prey, yet howling on for more,
Vomitest thy wrecks on its inhospitable shore;
Treacherous in calm, and terrible in storm,
Who shall put forth on thee,
Unfathomable Sea?10


This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.