Percy Bysshe Shelley: Fragment: A Tale Untold

by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Fragment: Rain
Fragment: To Italy

Fragment: A Tale Untold

Published by Mrs. Shelley, "Poetical Works", 1839, 2nd edition.

One sung of thee who left the tale untold,
Like the false dawns which perish in the bursting;
Like empty cups of wrought and daedal gold,
Which mock the lips with air, when they are thirsting.