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Author's Notes: "Shelley--Romantic Visionary" is a Double Dactyl formatted write that I wrote as a tribute to Percy Bysshe Shelley as one of the great Romantic poets and one of the very best lyric and epic poets as celebrated in the English language. Shelley was also a friend and contemporary of the renown Lord George Gordon Byron, another great English Romantic poet who died two years after Shelley did in 1824. Shelley wrote some quite memorable classical poems, to wit: Ozymandias, Ode to the West Wind, and The Masque of Anarchy--to name a few. And some of his famous romantic visionary poems included: Alastor, Adonais, and Prometheus Unbound. For this Double Dactyl write on Shelley, I chose to center my efforts on "Epipsychidion," which was one of his major poetical works published in 1821. It is a quite enchanting poem whose theme is a "meditation" on the nature of ideal love. This poem fit perfectly with some key aspects I wanted to highlight for this Double Dactyl write from Shelley's "Three Sermons on Free Love" and "The Annihilation of Love" as part of this classical 604-line poem. Like Lord Byron, Shelley died a young man who was barely one month from his 30th birthday. Unlike Lord Byron though, Shelley's acknowledged poetical fame did not come during his lifetime, but do so gradually over the years after his death. (Gary Bateman - August 5, 2015) (Double Dactyl)

Categories:  allegory, destiny, imagery, love, passion, romance, and romantic.

Shelley—Romantic Visionary  
Percy Bysshe Shelley
One Heaven, One Hell
Promise of a later birth.

About a little soul
One immortality, one annihilation
Wilderness of this Elysian earth.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
August 5, 2015 (Double Dactyl)

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Date: 9/9/2015 8:24:00 AM
Awesome just awesome. Sharon
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Gary Bateman
Date: 9/9/2015 4:25:00 PM
Sharon, Shelley along with Byron and Keats are probably my three favorite romantic poets. Their respective works had such a profound effect and influence on many great poets and writers of the 20th century. Glad you liked this one!! Best Always, Gary
Date: 8/18/2015 3:56:00 PM
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Gary Bateman
Date: 9/9/2015 4:27:00 PM
I missed your comment here from August!! I'm glad you read this Dactyl too along with the others. Take care and best wishes, Gary
Date: 8/8/2015 4:06:00 PM
outstanding piece very beautifully crafted as always gary love the style
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Gary Bateman
Date: 8/8/2015 5:20:00 PM
Thanks Liam Mate!! The Leprechaun Choir gave me the answer key on this one. Time for some good old "Irish" on my end!! Cheers and Best . . . Gary
Date: 8/6/2015 8:20:00 AM
- A wonderful poem, dear Gary - A form that is unknown to me - You make a fantastic "note info" too! - A clear 7 - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Gary Bateman
Date: 8/7/2015 12:42:00 PM
Hello Dear Anne-Lise, You've actually read some of the other Double Dactyl writes too that I've written and posted in Poetry Soup in the past. (Some Double Dactyl writes also appear in my first book of poetry too.) Glad you liked this one and thanks too for the "7"!! Cheers and Best!! Gary
Date: 8/6/2015 1:42:00 AM
Spiritual and metaphysical poem that the non initiated coulld hardly concieve, mein supremus freund Gary. A seven the least I can give for such depth in few lines. BTW Byron died in Messologi, Greece, hometown of my family.
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Demetrios Trifiatis
Date: 8/7/2015 3:31:00 PM
Now I remember! Sorry to have repeated myself, mein friend, Gary!
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Gary Bateman
Date: 8/7/2015 12:47:00 PM
Hello Herr Professor!! I'm very pleased you liked this Double Dactyl write. (I did do earlier too a Double Dactyl on Lord Byron (posted on PS) entitled: "Lord Byron -- Unchained Genius." I cite his death location in that poem, which is, as you mention, the hometown of your family (Messologi). These Dactyl writes force the author to think in-depth and to write in-depth. Best Wishes Always!! Gary
Date: 8/6/2015 12:05:00 AM
Hi G! A very beautiful Double Dactyl poem,youve penned here about Shelley, my dear friend Gary.An excellent Double Dactyl!Very beautifully written.Just awesome!I truly enjoyed it!Golden pen!A 7 + Fav! And thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my poetry again, G.I truly appreciate it all so much and your very generous support.Sending love n' prayers to you and Ingrid!Take good care of each other now. All the best to you always, G! Wishing you a very lovely week!In His light!God bless you always!:)D.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 8/7/2015 12:51:00 PM
Hello Dear One "D"!! It pleases me greatly that you liked my Double Dactyl write on Shelley. These writes do require some definite planning and aforethought. Thanks too so much for your "7" + "FAV"!! (I always enjoy your poetry reviews very much my dear one!!) Best Wishes from Ingrid and me to you for this weekend!! Cheers and Best, Gary