I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,

by Percy Bysshe Shelley Click to read full poem

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profound and poignant////////////////
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Whenever i hear the word " colossal, " I remember this poem! Just beautiful to read again and again...
This is what I called superb presentation, I love it.
Wonderful poem...Had to learn it in College years ago...
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away
I rested a poetry book on my belly And found a poem by a guy called Shelly Realising my feet were smelly I put down the book and turned on the telly
This is one of the finest poems ever read by me. So simple, yet so profound. Thanks.
Mercy poem
Who misspelt traveler? !
The reality of nothing is permanent is shown here. When the creations of ozymandias got destroyed, the pedestal with these words remained. It shows the everlasting power and nature of words. Poems and writings lasts long.
Shelley was right about it all except one thing. ( Nothing beside remains) Before the image was made and after it lay in the sand, The Ancient of Days was and is here......
is this the poem
eh its no good i dont like it that much horace smith wrote a better poem
All great or small who came had to leave this world, the death touched them softly or crudely only their deeds tell us how they were
This poem needs to be read as a child and towards poethood. Only then do the words become clear.
Strongest poem i read during long time
Can anyone through light on the line 'The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed'.I eagerly wants to know whose hand and whose heart is the poet talking about? Please do help me in this matter.I have got confused.
Not good but its ok