Percy Bysshe Shelley

About Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets, and is regarded by some as among the finest lyric, as well as epic, poets in the English language. Shelley was a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included Lord Byron, Leigh Hunt, Thomas Love Peacock, and his own second wife, Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein.

“Ozymandias”

By |2017-08-09T16:43:33-05:00August 9th, 2017|Categories: Literature, Poetry|

I met a traveler from an antique land, Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert…. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on [...]