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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley
portrait from 1819
National Portrait Gallery, London
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atheist, socialist, adept of free love, and one of the major Romantic poets; a key member of a close circle of visionary poets that included also Lord Byron; maybe for some of today's idiots all this smells anathema; thus I must humbly admit that I love his poetry; at least I am not alone, as he was also admired by such guys as Browning, Rossetti, Wilde, Hardy, Yeats, and Shaw (to name but a few); so if I were to be somehow punished I'd be in good company.

(A Life in Books)



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