Percy Bysshe Shelley: Cancelled Passage of the Ode to Liberty
Cancelled Passage of the Ode to Liberty
Published by Dr. Garnett, "Relics of Shelley", 1862.
Within a cavern of man's trackless spirit
Is throned an Image, so intensely fair
That the adventurous thoughts that wander near it
Worship, and as they kneel, tremble and wear
The splendour of its presence, and the light
Penetrates their dreamlike frame
Till they become charged with the strength of flame.