Love’s Philosophy

Sometimes, you just have to go back and appreciate the classics. And no one is more of a Romantic classic than Percy Bysshe Shelley. He literally wrote the philosophy on love. And who am I to say he’s wrong? On a gorgeous late summer’s day like this one, I will just sit back, relax and let Shelley teach me all about love. Life can be good, right?

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?

Percy Bysshe Shelley


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