To a Skylark
by Percy Bysshe Shelley
To a Skylark Resources
Here's a really cool website full of info about the author and his life. It has copies of letters he wrote, pictures of him, even an image of his baby rattle! Definitely worth a look.
Everything you ever wanted to know about glow-worms but were scared to ask! This is actually a really cool page about the critter that makes a cameo in this poem in lines 46-50.
If you mean that poem, it sure is! But not in the way you're thinking. Check out this helpful overview of the Romantic movement in literature, in which Shelley was a key player.
Once you've read all about Shelley's skylark, take a look at this short video of the real thing. It's actually a lot cuter than you might expect.
Check out this short, but intense documentary.
Okay, you caught us, this doesn't have anything to do with Shelley's poem—it just has the same title. Still, it's a great video of a classy lady, so we think you oughta check it out!
We're not really sure why she read this poem, actually. But she's awesome, and this poem is awesome. So, naturally this recording is awesome.
Since it's such an important part of the poem, it's fun to listen to the complex and beautiful song of the skylark. Here's a long recording with some good pictures tossed in as a bonus.
This is one of just a few portraits of Shelley. It was painted just before he died by an art student named Amelia Curran.
A beautiful (and maybe slightly creepy) sculpture at University College Oxford, dedicated to the memory of PBS (the poet, not the Public Broadcasting System).