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" What thou art we know not ; What is most like thee ? From rainbow clouds there flow not Drops so bright to see, As from thy presence showers a rain of melody. Like a poet hidden In the light of thought, Singing hymns unbidden, Till the world is wrought... "
A Household Book of English Poetry - Page 283
1870 - 438 pages
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...FPL; MOS; Par; PoLF To a Skylark 69 Hail to thee, blithe spirit! Bird thou never wert, (1. 1-2) 70 (1. 36^*0) To Night 74 Thy sweet child Sleep, the filmy-eyed. Murmured like a noontide bee. Shall I...
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Best Remembered Poems

Martin Gardner - Poetry - 1992 - 210 pages
...one lonely cloud The moon rains out her beams, and Heaven is overflowed. What thou art we know not; What is most like thee? From rainbow clouds there...see As from thy presence showers a rain of melody. Like a Poet hidden In the light of thought, Singing hymns unbidden, Till the world is wrought To sympathy...
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The Selected Poetry & Prose of Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley - Fiction - 1994 - 692 pages
...is bare, From one lonely cloud The moon rains out her beams, and heaven What thou art we know not; What is most like thee? From rainbow clouds there...see, As from thy presence showers a rain of melody. Like a poet hidden In the light of thought, Singing hymns unbidden, Till the world is wrought To sympathy...
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The Shitya-darpaṇa Or Mirror of Composition of Viśvantha: A Treatise on ...

Viśvanātha Kavirāja - Poetics - 1994 - 444 pages
...deep thou wingest; And singing still dost soar, and soaring ever singest. What thou art we know not: What is most like thee? From rainbow clouds there...see, As from thy presence showers a rain of melody. Like a high-born maiden In a palace tower, Soothing her love-laden Souls in secret hour With music...
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Literature and the Marketplace: Romantic Writers and Their Audiences in ...

William G. Rowland - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 230 pages
...imagined himself making contact with an audience, though that contact is usually expressed as a paradox: Like a Poet hidden In the light of thought, Singing...wrought To sympathy with hopes and fears it heeded not. ("To a Sky-Lark," lines 36-40) The audience is converted to the poet's beliefs, but the poet himself...
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The Classic Hundred Poems: All-time Favorites

William Harmon, Professor William Harmon - Poetry - 1998 - 360 pages
...one lonely cloud The moon rains out her beams, and heaven is overflowed. What them art we know not; What is most like thee? From rainbow clouds there...see, As from thy presence showers a rain of melody. Like a poet hidden In the light of thought, Singing hymns unbidden, Till the world is wrought To sympathy...
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Rules for the Dance: A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse

Mary Oliver - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1998 - 194 pages
...one lonely cloud The moon rains out her beams, and Heaven is overflowed. What thou art we know not; What is most like thee? From rainbow clouds there...see, As from thy presence showers a rain of melody. Like a Poet hidden In the light of thought, Singing hymns unbidden, Till the world is wrought To sympathy...
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Romantic Poets and the Culture of Posterity

Andrew Bennett - Literary Criticism - 1999
...is simply a necessary prelude to recognition. The bird is famously compared to a poet in stanza 8: Like a Poet hidden In the light of thought, Singing...wrought To sympathy with hopes and fears it heeded not . . . (lines 36-4o) The poet is present but concealed by his 'thought' from the view of the public,...
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Orphic song with Daedal harmony: die "Musik" in Texten der englischen und ...

Pia-Elisabeth Leuschner - Comparative literature - 2000 - 246 pages
...Similes ist das erste, die den Dichter selbst als Bildbereich fr das Wesen des Vogels eintreten lt: „Like a poet hidden /In the light of thought, /.../ To sympathy with hopes and fears it heeded not." (v. 36-40). Vgl. dazu im weiteren Doggett: Romanticism's Singing Bird (Anm. 647) S. 553. Vgl. zu der...
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The Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems

Frances Mayes - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 494 pages
...one lonely cloud The moon rains out her beams, and heaven is overflowed. What thou art we know not; What is most like thee? From rainbow clouds there...see, As from thy presence showers a rain of melody: Like a poet hidden In the light of thought, Singing hymns unbidden, Till the world is wrought To sympathy...
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