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Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley


Death (Death is here and death is there)


1.

Death is here and death is there,
Death is busy everywhere,
All around, within, beneath,
Above is deathand we are death.

2.

Death has set his mark and seal
On all we are and all we feel,
On all we know and all we fear,


3.

First our pleasures dieand then
Our hopes, and then our fearsand when
These are dead, the debt is due,
Dust claims dustand we die too.

4.

All things that we love and cherish,
Like ourselves must fade and perish;
Such is our rude mortal lot
Love itself would, did they not.



Percy Bysshe Shelley


Percy Bysshe Shelley's other poems:
  1. Letter To Maria Gisborne
  2. Liberty
  3. To Mary
  4. To The Republicans Of North America
  5. Homer's Hymn to Minerva


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