Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Fragment: To Music

A Fragment: To Music

Published in "Poetical Works", 1839, 1st edition. Dated 1817 (Mrs. Shelley).

Silver key of the fountain of tears,
Where the spirit drinks till the brain is wild;
Softest grave of a thousand fears,
Where their mother, Care, like a drowsy child,
Is laid asleep in flowers.