Oscar panted and shouted with pleasure among the breakers where
he could not stand two minutes; the blow of a
roller that beat him off his feet made him laugh
and cry out in ecstasy; he rioted in the roaring
water like a young sea-beast, sprang at the throat of
the waves that threw him flat, pressed up against their
soft fierce bosoms and fought for their sharp embraces; grappled
with them as lover with lover, flung himself upon them
with limbs that yielded deliciously, till the scourging of the
surf made him red from the shoulders to the knees.
Paraphrases from the novel Lesbia Brandon by Algernon Swinburne.