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by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822)
The pale stars are gone!
Voice of unseen spirits: The pale stars are gone! For the sun, their swift shepherd, To their folds them compelling, In the depths of the dawn, Hastes, in meteor-eclipsing array, and they flee Beyond his blue dwelling, As fawns flee the leopard. But where are ye?
About the headline (FAQ)
- by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822), no title, appears in Prometheus Unbound, Act 4, Scene 1 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by Creighton Allen (1900 - 1969), "The dawn", published 1954, from Shelley Songs, Cycle of Ten Songs, no. 1 [sung text not yet checked]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2008-11-24
Line count: 9
Word count: 46