LOVE'S PHILOSOPHY (POEM):
ON A DATE WITH JANE AUSTEN:
Percy Bysshe Shelley (4 August 1792 – 8 July 1822) was only thirty when he passed away. While not famous during this lifetime, he is now regarded by some critics as among the finest lyric poets in the English language. He was forward thinking in his poetry, as well as in his political and social views, and a key member of a close circle of visionary poets, such as Lord Byron and his own second wife, Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. Shelley was best known for the poems such as Ozymandias, Ode to the West Wind, The Cloud, To a Skylark, The Masque of Anarchy, Queen Mab, and Music, When Soft Voices Die. Prometheus Unbound is widely considered to be his masterpiece.
by Percy Bysshe Shelley
The fountains mingle with the river,
And the rivers with the ocean;
The winds of heaven mix forever,
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In one another’s being 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 those kissings worth,
If thou kiss not me?
1820 by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Now in the Public Domain.
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