Time Long Past
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Poetical Works, ed. by William Michael Rossetti (London: E. Moxon, 1870). PR 5402 1870 ROBA.
1 Like the ghost of a dear friend dead
2 Is Time long past.
3A tone which is now forever fled,
4A hope which is now forever past,
5A love so sweet it could not last,
6 Was Time long past.
7 There were sweet dreams in the night
8 Of Time long past:
9And, was it sadness or delight,
10Each day a shadow onward cast
11Which made us wish it yet might last--
12 That Time long past.
13 There is regret, almost remorse,
14 For Time long past.
15'Tis like a child's belovèd corse
16A father watches, till at last
17Beauty is like remembrance, cast
18 From Time long past.
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