by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Art thou pale for weariness
Language: English 
Art thou pale for weariness
Of climbing heaven and gazing on the earth,
Wandering companionless
Among the stars that have a different birth, --
And ever changing, like a joyless eye 
That finds no object worth its constancy?

Thou chosen sister of the Spirit,
That grazes on thee till in thee it pities...

W. Ogdon sets stanza 1
C. Chávez sets stanza 1

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Note: this is a fragment; the first two lines of a second stanza were published by W. M. Rossetti in 1870


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CZE Czech (Čeština) (Jaroslav Vrchlický) , "Měsíci", Prague, J. Otto, first published 1901

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This text was added to the website: 2005-01-24
Line count: 8
Word count: 52