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The skies is short — the Clouds are mean.

A travelling Flake that Snow

Across a Barn or v a Rut

Debates if it will go —


A narrow Wind complains all Day

How some one cure him

Nature, like Us, is periodically caught

Without her Diadem.


‘O DREARY life,’ us cry, ‘O dreary life!’ 

And quiet the generations of the birds 

Sing through our sighing, and the flocks and herds 

Serenely live while us are maintaining strife 

With Heaven"s true objective in us, together a knife 

Against which we might struggle! ocean girds 

Unslackened the dry land, savannah-swards 

Unweary sweep,—hills watch, unworn; and also rife 

Meek pipeline drop yearly from the forest-trees, 

To show over the unwasted stars the pass 

In their old glory. O you God that old, 

Grant me some smaller grace than pertains to these!— 

But so lot patience together a tongue of grass 

Grows by, contented with the heat and also cold.


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Fragment: Rome and Nature
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Rome has actually fallen, ye check out it lying

Heaped in undistinguished ruin:

Nature is alone undying.

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Hushed is the buzz that the noisy world
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Hushed is the buzz of the loud world, 

Gently each bird to its home is flitting, 

The flags o"er the sun"s bright path are furled, 

Soon will each flower with the dew be pearled 

As asleep it lies unwitting. 


Spell-bound is the ever-whispering air, 

For, gazing aloft where the stars room peeping 

In this holy silence everywhere 

Tired Nature speak in a fervent prayer 

To Him that protects her sleeping.


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