Front Page Titles (by Subject) A FRAGMENT. - Posthumous Poems
A FRAGMENT. - Percy Bysshe Shelley, Posthumous Poems 
Posthumous Poems (London: John and Henry L. Hunt, 1824).
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- They were two cousins, almost like to twins,
- Except that from the catalogue of sins
- Nature had razed their love—which could not be
- But by dissevering their nativity.
- And so they grew together, like two flowers
- Upon one stem, which the same beams and showers
- Lull or awaken in their purple prime,
- Which the same hand will gather—the same clime
- Shake with decay. This fair day smiles to see
- All those who love,—and who ever loved like thee,
- Fiordispina? Scarcely Cosimo,
- Within whose bosom and whose brain now glow
- The ardours of a vision which obscure
- The very idol of its portraiture;
- He faints, dissolved into a sense of love;
- But thou art as a planet sphered above,
- But thou art Love itself—ruling the motion
- Of his subjected spirit—such emotion
- Must end in sin or sorrow, if sweet May
- Had not brought forth this morn—your wedding day.