' Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change'- Mary Shelley
I moved on, I moved forward to an antique land
to where a shattered visage lay.
Were I Dr Frankenstein to not stay,
but I don't take responsibility for your hand
that mocked and heart that hurt.
I weep not for the past,
I won't weep until the last breath
as nothing is so painful to the human mind
as a great and sudden change,
I see the change, it will be kind.
The lone and level sands will stretch far
away as I run to the nightingale.
to learn my freedom and
boast it through the sand of time.
Credit to Mary Shelley for 'Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.' (Frankenstein)
Credit to Percy Bysshe Shelley for all references to his poem Ozymandias: 'antique land...shattered visage...hand that mocked...lone and level sands stretch far away'
Credit to Percy Shelley for 'weep not for the past'
Technique of intertextuality by interspersing lots of the Shelleys' work was used.
Written for The Bard's Hall Contest (May)