Shelley Sunday: ‘The Birth of Pleasure’

THE BIRTH OF PLEASURE
by Percy Bysshe Shelley


At the creation of the Earth
Pleasure, that divinest birth,
From the soil of Heaven did rise,
Wrapped in sweet wild melodies--
Like an exhalation wreathing                                         _5
To the sound of air low-breathing
Through Aeolian pines, which make
A shade and shelter to the lake
Whence it rises soft and slow;
Her life-breathing [limbs] did flow                                  _10
In the harmony divine
Of an ever-lengthening line
Which enwrapped her perfect form
With a beauty clear and warm.

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Image Credit: Michael Hutchence as Percy Shelley. Frankenstein Unbound. Movie.

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