Front Page Titles (by Subject) MUSIC. - Posthumous Poems
MUSIC. - Percy Bysshe Shelley, Posthumous Poems 
Posthumous Poems (London: John and Henry L. Hunt, 1824).
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- I pant for the music which is divine,
- My heart in its thirst is a dying flower;
- Pour forth the sound like enchanted wine,
- Loosen the notes in a silver shower;
- Like a herbless plain, for the gentle rain,
- I gasp, I faint, till they wake again.
- Let me drink of the spirit of that sweet sound,
- More, O more,—I am thirsting yet,
- It loosens the serpent which care has bound
- Upon my heart to stifle it;
- The dissolving strain, through every vein,
- Passes into my heart and brain.
- As the scent of a violet withered up,
- Which grew by the brink of a silver lake;
- When the hot noon has drained its dewy cup,
- And mist there was none its thirst to slake—
- And the violet lay dead while the odour flew
- On the wings of the wind o’er the waters blue—
- As one who drinks from a charmed cup
- Of foaming, and sparkling and murmuring wine
- Whom, a mighty Enchantress filling up,
- Invites to love with her kiss divine.
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