The Birth of Pleasure

Published by Dr. Garnett, "Relics of Shelley", 1862.

 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  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  In the harmony divine Of an ever-lengthening line Which enwrapped her perfect form With a beauty clear and warm.