Saturday, February 14, 2015

Love's Philosophy

by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The fountains mingle with the river
     And the rivers with the ocean;
The winds of heaven mix for ever
     With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
     All things by a law divine
In one spirit meet and mingle.
     Why not I with thine? --

See the mountains kiss high heaven
     And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
     If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth
     And the moonbeams kiss the sea:
What is all this sweet work worth
     If thou kiss not me?