Page:Prometheus Unbound - Shelley.djvu/143

From Wikisource
Jump to: navigation, search
This page needs to be proofread.


THE EARTH
      The joy, the triumph, the delight, the madness!
      The boundless, overflowing, bursting gladness,
      The vaporous exultation not to be confined!
        Ha! ha! the animation of delight
        Which wraps me, like an atmosphere of light,
      And bears me as a cloud is borne by its own wind.

THE MOON
        Brother mine, calm wanderer,
        Happy globe of land and air,
      Some Spirit is darted like a beam from thee,
        Which penetrates my frozen frame,
        And passes with the warmth of flame,
      With love, and odor, and deep melody
          Through me, through me!

THE EARTH
        Ha! ha! the caverns of my hollow mountains,
        My cloven fire-crags, sound-exulting fountains,
      Laugh with a vast and inextinguishable laughter.
        The oceans, and the deserts, and the abysses,
        And the deep air's unmeasured wildernesses,
      Answer from all their clouds and billows, echoing after.