Ode to the West Wind Transformation Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (line)
O! lift me as a wave, a leaf, a cloud!
I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed! (53-54)
The transformation experienced by human beings in their lives is one of pain, suffering, and martyrdom – the "thorns of life" aren’t a direct Biblical reference, but they certainly imply a Biblical atmosphere by reminding us of the "crown of thorns."