Thursday, 15 January 2015

The Thursday Poem

Potted Flowers with Books IV
Eric Barjot

Love's Philosophy

The fountain mingles 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 montains 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 though kiss not me?

Percy Bysshe Shelley
(4th August 1792 - 8th July 1822)

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