In Memory of Percy Bysshe Shelley 4th August 1792-8th July 1822

Outsider, pacifist, vegetarian, selfish inconsistent git, burning talent, a remarkable man.  His ashes are interred in the Protestant cemetery in Rome, not far from John Keats.  Cor Cordium


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2 thoughts on “In Memory of Percy Bysshe Shelley 4th August 1792-8th July 1822

  1. rmathematicus

    You, Me and P. B. Shelley by Ogden NashWhat is life? Life is stepping down a step or sitting in a chair.And it isn’t there.Life is not having been told that the man has just waxed the floor.Life is pulling doors marked PUSH and pushing doors marked PULL and notnoticing notices which say PLEASE USE OTHER DOOR.It is when you diagnose a sore throat as an unprepared geography lessonand send your child weeping to school only to be returned an hourlater covered with spots that are indubitable genuine.Life is a concert with a trombone soloist filling in for Yehudi Menuhin.But, were it not for frustration and humiliationI suppose the human race would get ideas above its station.Somebody once described Shelley as a beautiful and ineffective angelbeating his luminous wings against the void in vain.Which is certainly describing with might and main.But probably means that we are all brothers under our pelts.And that Shelley went around pulling doors marked PUSH and pushing doorsmarked PULL just like everybody else.

  2. Vicki Stevens

    Thanks for remembering Shelley! If you’re not already vegan, please consider eating animal-free today in honor of his birthday. To learn more about how to help animals on farms, please visit:“If the use of animal food be…subversive to the peace of human society, how unwarrantable is the injustice and barbarity which is exercised toward these miserable victims. They are called into existence by human artifice that they may drag out a short and miserable existence of slavery and disease, that their bodies may be mutilated, their social feelings outraged. It were much better that a sentient being should never have existed, than that it should have existed only to endure unmitigated misery.”

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