Is it that in some brighter sphere
We part from friends we meet with here?
Or do we see the Future pass
Over the Present’s dusky glass?
Or what is that that makes us seem
To patch up fragments of a dream,
Part of which comes true, and part
Beats and trembles in the heart?
This poem is in the public domain. Published in Poem-a-Day on June 13, 2020 by the Academy of American Poets.
About this Poem
“Fragment: Questions” originally appeared in Poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley (George Bell & Sons, 1902).
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Percy Bysshe Shelley, whose literary career was marked with controversy due to his views on religion, atheism, socialism, and free love, is known as a talented lyrical poet and one of the major figures of English romanticism.
Date Published: 1902-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/fragment-questions