Love’s Philosophy, a poem by Percy Byshee Shelley


The fountains mingle with the river,
And the rivers with the ocean; The winds of heaven mix forever
With a sweet emotion; Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine In another’s being mingle–
Why not I with thine? See, the mountains kiss high heaven,
And the waves clasp one another; No sister flower could be forgiven
If it disdained its brother; And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea;– What are all these kissings worth,
If thou kiss not me?

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