Bereavement By PB Shelley

The famous poem from P.B. Shelley - 'Bereavement' deciphers the essence and secrets of life after death. According to him, once a person goes out of this world, there is no gloom, sorrow or pain. He becomes everlasting flower and his glory never fades in heaven. The poem established that there should not be any bereavement for the departed souls, as there is always a better world waiting for him. Shelley asks people not to mourn death. Rather, celebrate it as liberation from all the worldly pain and pleasure.


How stern are the woes of the desolate mourner

As he bends in still grief o'er the hallowed bier,

As enanguished he turns from the laugh of the scorner,

And drops to perfection's remembrance a tear;

When floods of despair down his pale cheeks are streaming,

When no blissful hope on his bosom is beaming,

Or, if lulled for a while, soon he starts from his dreaming,

And finds torn the soft ties to affection so dear

Ah, when shall day dawn on the night of the grave,

Or summer succeeds to the winter of death?

Rest awhile, hapless victim! And Heaven will save

The spirit that hath faded away with the breath

Eternity points, in its amaranth bower

Where no clouds of fate o'er the sweet prospect lour,

Unspeakable pleasure, of goodness the dower,

When woe fades away like the mist of the heath.

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