Percy Bysshe Shelley - Music When Soft Voices Die - Read by Kristin Hughes
Music When Soft Voices Die
by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
Music, when soft voices die,
Vibrates in the memory -
Odours, when sweet violets sicken,
Live within the sense they quicken.
Rose leaves, when the rose is dead,
Are heaped for the belovèd's bed;
And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone,
Love itself shall slumber on.