by Percy Bysshe Shelley
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A Bridal Song

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Published by Mrs. Shelley, "Posthumous Poems", 1824. There is a Boscombe manuscript.

 1. When passion's trance is overpast, If tenderness and truth could last, Or live, whilst all wild feelings keep Some mortal slumber, dark and deep, I should not weep, I should not weep!  
 2. It were enough to feel, to see, Thy soft eyes gazing tenderly, And dream the rest-and burn and be The secret food of fires unseen, Couldst thou but be as thou hast been,  
 3. After the slumber of the year The woodland violets reappear; All things revive in field or grove, And sky and sea, but two, which move And form all others, life and love.  
 NOTE: _15 form Boscombe manuscript; for editions 1824, 1839.