Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Dirge

A Dirge

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

Rough wind, that moanest loud
Grief too sad for song;
Wild wind, when sullen cloud
Knells all the night long;
Sad storm whose tears are vain,
Bare woods, whose branches strain,
Deep caves and dreary main,—
Wail, for the world's wrong!
_6 strain cj. Rossetti; stain edition 1824.