Percy Bysshe Shelley: Fragment: Thoughts Come and Go in Solitude
Fragment: Thoughts Come and Go in Solitude
Published by Mrs. Shelley, "Poetical Works", 1839, 1st edition.
My thoughts arise and fade in solitude,
The verse that would invest them melts away
Like moonlight in the heaven of spreading day:
How beautiful they were, how firm they stood,
Flecking the starry sky like woven pearl!