77.’Ozymandias’_ PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who saidโ€”โ€œTwo vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.โ€…โœ

(Ozymandias. BrE. a well-known poem (1818) by Shelley. It describes a broken statue of a legendary king of ancient times, lying forgotten in the desert, with these words carved on its base: โ€œMy name is Ozymandias, king of kings:Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!โ€)

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10 thoughts on “77.’Ozymandias’_ PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

    1. Ohhh…. that’s awesome…too have friends of famous person….I love to read his poetry…even in our subjects Shelley’s work is must…

      Thank you for sharing this information ๐Ÿ’–โฃ

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