Time Long Past

Original Text: 
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.
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
J. D. Robins
RPO Edition: 
2RP 2.262.