The poem “The Flower That Smiles Today”, like “Music, When Soft Voices Die” (here) was first published in 1824, two years after Percy Bysshe Shelley‘s tragic death, in “Posthumous Poems”, a collection edited by his widow Mary Godwin Shelley.It is sometimes called ‘Mutability’ , although Shelley wrote another poem that has the same title.It is […]

Shelley: “Mutability”