Music when Soft Voices Die (To --)

Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Music, when soft voices die,
Vibrates in the memory¬ó
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.