• Famous Funeral Poems


A Lament


O World ! O Life ! O Time !

On whose last steps I climb,

Trembling at that where I had stood before;

When will return the glory of your prime?

No more--Oh, never more!


Out of the day and night

A joy has taken flight;

Fresh spring, and summer, and winter hoar

Move my faint heart with grief, but with delight

No more--Oh, never more !

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Print this funeral poem