explain itMake me thy lyre, ev'n as the forest is: What if my leaves are falling like its own! The tumult of thy mighty harmonies Will take from both a deep autumnal tone, 60 Sweet though in sadness. Be thou, Spirit fierce, My spirit! be thou me, impetuous one! Drive my dead thoughts over the universe, Like wither'd leaves, to quicken a new birth;
‘Ode to west wind’ is one of the most popular odes written by P.B. Shelley. In the poem he shows his love to liberty and freedom through the west wind.
In these lines “scarce seems….sore need” the poet is telling about his days of boyhood, when he used to run with the wind. He says that such an act never seemed to him as a mere vision. He says that he could became as he were in his boyhood, he would never thus cringe (cower)to it(west wind) for help.
“O left me…thorns of life”- in these line he request the west wind to lift him as a wave, a leaf, a cloud, because he has fallen upon the thorns of life. Means he is in a state of distress.
“I bleed”- means he is suffering a lot because of his distress.
“a heavy…bow’d”- a heavy Weight of years or as the time has passed he is chained, bowed and humbled.
“One to…. And proud”- because of his this situation he requests west wind to be tameless (uncontrollable), swift (quick) and proud like west wind.
Ode to the west wind is one of the most famous and powerful odes in English literature. It is written by P.B. Shelley. In the poem the poet has personifies the west wind.
In these lines the poet has shown his deep love for freedom and liberty.
Make me….. Forest is: - in these lines the poet asks west wind to make him its lyre as it makes the forest. Coz when the west wind blows in the forest it produces a sad music.
What if …..a deep- so what my leaves are shattered, your powerful music tones would fetch a deep sound or music from the both and will produce a melancholic but sweet music.
Be thou…. Impetuous One- you powerful spirit!! Be my spirit. Make me as impetuous (swift) as u.
Drive my… new birth!- drive the dead leaves of my thoughts in the universe as you drive the dead leaves, so that a new life may arouse from them..
In the short the poets wants west wind to make him its lyre so that he can produce a sweet and melancholic symphonies. The poet requests west wind to derive his thoughts into the universe. So that it may quickens the birth of new ones.