A Dirge

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"A Dirge" is a poem composed by Percy Bysshe Shelley.[1] It was published by his wife, Mary Shelley, in 1824.[2]


Rough wind, that moanest loud
Grief too sad for song;
Wild wind, when sullen cloud
Knells all the night long;
Sad storm whose tears are vain,
Bare woods, whose branches strain,
Deep caves and dreary main,—
Wail, for the world's wrong!


  1. ^ A Dirge (Shelley) at recmusic.org Retrieved March 23, 2010
  2. ^ The Complete Poetical Works of Shelley: A Dirge Retrieved March 23, 2010