Percy Bysshe Shelley

1792-1822 / Horsham / England

Epigram Iii: Spirit Of Plato

From the Greek.

Eagle! why soarest thou above that tomb?
To what sublime and star-ypaven home
Floatest thou?--
I am the image of swift Plato’s spirit,
Ascending heaven; Athens doth inherit
His corpse below.
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