Love’s Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley


These past few days we’ve been asking for love letters, but what about poems? We’re sure there’s a poet out there somewhere who would like to express his or her love within the lines of a stanza or two. Now is your chance to show your sweetheart the depth of your love. After all, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and we couldn’t think of a better way to add to the designated day of love than with a beautiful expression of  the written word. Check out the poem below by Percy Bysshe Shelley-it’s sweet and to the point.
 
 

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 are all these kissings worth
If thou kiss not me?
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