Percy Bysshe Shelley: 'Mighty Eagle'

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

'Mighty Eagle'

Supposed to be Addressed to William Godwin

Published in 1882 ("Poetical Works of P. B. S.") by Mr. H. Buxton Forman, C.B., by whom it is dated 1817.

Mighty eagle! thou that soarest
O'er the misty mountain forest,
And amid the light of morning
Like a cloud of glory hiest,
And when night descends defiest
The embattled tempests' warning!