by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Autumn: A Dirge
To the Moon

The Waning Moon

Published by Mrs. Shelley, "Posthumous Poems", 1824.

 And like a dying lady, lean and pale, Who totters forth, wrapped in a gauzy veil, Out of her chamber, led by the insane And feeble wanderings of her fading brain, The moon arose up in the murky East,  A white and shapeless mass-