Shelley’s Sky Lark in Tamil (Post No.5355)

Compiled by London swaminathan

Date: 23 August 2018


Time uploaded in London – 7-09 am  (British Summer Time)


Post No. 5355


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Translated by M Gopalakrishnan of Madurai 100 years ago!


SHELLYEY, English Poet, Novelist and Essayist

Born August 4, 1792

Died July 8, 1822

Age at death 29

P B Shelley was one of England’s greatest Romantic poets. He was born into a wealthy noble family. He was educated at Eton college, where his radical views on politics and religion earned him a nick name ‘Mad Shelley’. While still at Eton and aged just 18, he published his first book, a gothic horror novel called Zastrozzi. In 1811 he was expelled from Oxford University for writing an anti-Christian pamphlet.


The same year 19 year old Shelley shocked his family even more by secretly marrying 16 year old Harriet Westbrook. This was the start of Shelly’s adventurous life of elopements and restless travels. Three year later Shelley eloped with Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, who became Mary Shelley and who wrote the famous novel Frankenstein. Harriet killed herself in 1816, and Shelley married his new love. Mary and Shelley moved around constantly; they travelled around Europe and lived in many different towns in England. Shelley wrote his poetry in short bursts of intense creativity. His poems such as Alastor and Ozymandias, overflow with intense emotion and radical ideas that were not always appreciated by readers of his time.


In 1818 Shelley and Mary left England to live in Italy. He completed some of his greatest poetry there, including his masterpiece Prometheus Unbound. A few years later, on a short sea voyage along the Italian coast, Shelly’s small sail boat was caught in a storm and he was drowned. He was just 29 years old, but he had written poetry hat established him as one of the greatest English poets.


1810 Zastrozzi

1813 Queen Mab

1816 Alastor

1818 The Revolt of Islam

1818 Ozymandias

1819 The Cenci

1820 Prometheus Unbound

1821 Adonais

Published after he died

1824 The Triumph of Life


Shelley was Tamil Poet Bharatiyar’s favourite poet.


பாரதியாரைக் கவர்ந்த ஆங்கிலப் புலவன் ஷெல்லியின் வானம்பாடிக் கும்மி. தமிழில் தருபவர் மதுரை எம். கோபால கிருஷ்ண அய்யர்











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