The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Fragment: 'Ye Gentle Visitations of Calm Thought'

Published by Mrs. Shelley, "Poetical Works", 1839, 1st edition.

 Ye gentle visitations of calm thought—
Moods like the memories of happier earth,
Which come arrayed in thoughts of little worth,
Like stars in clouds by the weak winds enwrought,—
But that the clouds depart and stars remain,
While they remain, and ye, alas, depart!