Love’s Philosophy By Shelley

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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?
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2 comments

  1. I first came across this poem when I read lines 5-8 briefly quoted somewhere. Just that snippet was enough to make me fall in love. But I forgot to look up the whole thing later on. Just read it now with a huge smile on my face as if meeting a long lost friend 🙂

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