To the Moon

Original Text: 
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Posthumous Poems, ed. Mary Shelley (1824). Cf. Posthumous Poems of Shelley. Mary Shelley's Fair Copy Book, Bodleian MS. Shelley Adds. d. 9, Collated with the Holographs and the Printed Texts, ed. Irving Massey (Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 1969). PR 5403 M27 Robarts Library.
1 Art thou pale for weariness
2    Of climbing heaven and gazing on the earth,
3Wandering companionless
4    Among the stars that have a different birth, --
5        And ever changing, like a joyless eye
6        That finds no object worth its constancy?
7Thou chosen sister of the Spirit,
8    That gazes on thee till in thee it pities ...
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
J. D. Robins
RPO Edition: 
2RP 2.261.