When Percy and Mary met Byron

Brilliant, beautiful, rich
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Poet for his time. Unread!
Hated by all who knew
His atheism, adultery, amorality,
Savage satirst; seducer of gullible, brilliant
Sixteen year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin his
Adoring lover, perfect companion and genius.

Percy, Mary and Byron came together in
Switzerland. They lived, loved, lusted:
Loving, passionate, drugged lust-
Competitive, creative, intuitive lust-
A menage a trois of lust,
Super- charged, transforming lust. And
Mary explosively, erupted with
Frankenstein.

Quiet listener: intense unlimited
Broiling, boiling, swept up beyond the
Here-and-now; beyond this world
Images of a new dimension: Frankenstein!
Her genius transformed the world
Frankenstein a metaphor for all times
A metaphor for life.

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3 Responses to When Percy and Mary met Byron

  1. anna says:

    Should “quite” be “quiet” ? [stanza 3;line1] or “quite” with a colon?

  2. Pingback: Percy B. Shelley: Love repulsed « Rubber Tyres –> Smooth Rides

  3. Pingback: Percy Bysshe Shelley: Neither curiosity, interest, pain nor pleasure « Rubber Tyres --> Smooth Rides

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