Author Topic: Percy Bysshe Shelley  (Read 1522 times)

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Percy Bysshe Shelley
« on: December 17, 2009, 02:25:33 PM »
"We look before and after,
And pine for what is not:
Our sincerest laughter
With some pain is fraught;
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought."

" ode to a skylark" is a lyrical poem by P.B. Shelley, a great romantic poet.This poem is a manifesto of Shelley's spirit of balance, order and collaboration.This poem is full of pragmatic wisodm which reflects the metaphoric treatment of Shelley.

He portrayes the philosophy of life and enthralls us to pay our attention towards the harsh realities of life.H e says that:

"We look before and after,

and pine for what is not.

our sincerest laughter with some pain is fraught.

our sweetest songs are those that tell of our saddest thought."

This is the reality of our life that we ran after those things which are beyond of our capacity instead of those things which can we get easily.

To conclude, Ode to a skylark is a nice blend of romanticism and humanitarian approach.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2009, 02:30:53 PM by shibli »
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.