Variation of the Song of the Moon

Published by Mrs. Shelley, "Poetical Works", 1839, 1st edition.

("Prometheus Unbound", Act 4.)

 As a violet's gentle eye Gazes on the azure sky Until its hue grows like what it beholds; As a gray and empty mist Lies like solid amethyst  Over the western mountain it enfolds, When the sunset sleeps Upon its snow; As a strain of sweetest sound Wraps itself the wind around  Until the voiceless wind be music too; As aught dark, vain, and dull, Basking in what is beautiful, Is full of light and love-