• 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?


    Photo image by Matthew Waring.