April 1, 2013

Mary Shelley’s handwritten poem “Absence”, on the death of her husband. The poem reads:
Ah! he is gone — and I alone;How dark and dreary seems the time!‘Tis Thus, when the glad sun is flown,Night rushes o’er the Indian clime.Is there no star to cheer this nightNo soothing twilight for the breast?Yes, Memory sheds her fairy light,Pleasing as sunset’s golden west.And hope of dawn — Oh! brighter farThan clouds that in the orient burn;More welcome than the morning starIs the dear thought — he will return!

Mary Shelley’s handwritten poemAbsence”, on the death of her husband. The poem reads:

Ah! he is gone — and I alone;
How dark and dreary seems the time!
‘Tis Thus, when the glad sun is flown,
Night rushes o’er the Indian clime.

Is there no star to cheer this night
No soothing twilight for the breast?
Yes, Memory sheds her fairy light,
Pleasing as sunset’s golden west.

And hope of dawn — Oh! brighter far
Than clouds that in the orient burn;
More welcome than the morning star
Is the dear thought — he will return!

(Source: bookshavepores)

  1. wordbone reblogged this from bookshavepores
  2. eremum reblogged this from bookshavepores
  3. vis-sero reblogged this from awritersruminations
  4. nosquirrelno reblogged this from mxpistols
  5. pumpsandgarters reblogged this from awritersruminations
  6. shizukafujiwara reblogged this from bookshavepores
  7. interneiti reblogged this from villeandersson and added:
    Mary Shelley’s handwritten poem “Absence”, on the death of her husband.
  8. itsignacia reblogged this from isaboutwords
  9. silkspectred reblogged this from fuckyeahmanuscripts
  10. elplacerdelviajero reblogged this from fuckyeahmanuscripts
  11. cyanide-seduction reblogged this from deathblacksmoke
  12. deathblacksmoke reblogged this from amberjacquie
  13. amberjacquie reblogged this from deathblacksmoke
  14. laramore reblogged this from deathblacksmoke
  15. violentw4ves reblogged this from deathblacksmoke
  16. rarryberry reblogged this from musicsexromance
  17. hjaxon1701 reblogged this from journeyintonight
  18. sigmastolen reblogged this from journeyintonight
  19. journeyintonight reblogged this from ladylindy
  20. moshforlovers reblogged this from madeljane
  21. musicsexromance reblogged this from madeljane
  22. madeljane reblogged this from fuckyeahshelley
  23. things-we-do-at-night reblogged this from awritersruminations
  24. lephreaux reblogged this from ephemeralia
  25. ephemeralia reblogged this from litreactor
  26. genteellady reblogged this from debourbon
  27. zara14-love reblogged this from awritersruminations and added:
    :(
  28. bluile reblogged this from violentwavesofemotion
  29. bipolarbaker reblogged this from bookporn
  30. reihenbah reblogged this from narcissvs
  31. leirelatent reblogged this from immense-et-rouge