Percy Bysshe Shelley

(1792-1822 / Horsham / England)

Love's Philosophy - Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The fountains mingle with the river,
And the rivers with the ocean;
The winds of heaven mix forever
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Comments about Love's Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Gold Star - 42,093 Points Mohammed Asim Nehal (9/23/2015 12:25:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem............I loved it. PBS (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 37,059 Points * Sunprincess * (8/11/2015 4:26:00 PM)

    ....a beautiful and timeless piece, simply superb ★ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Kevin Ferrara (8/8/2015 11:33:00 PM)

    It is written incorrectly. Should be this:

    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 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 not kiss me?

    Everything about poem matters. Punctuation, spelling, the capitalization of some words and not others, spacing(notice for ever is two words) and placement on the page(straight left-center-or straight right) , and especially its life beyond the author. Please work to keep them true to when they were composed. (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 0 Points Kevin Ferrara (8/8/2015 11:44:00 PM)

    ...and should be centered, but this comments section can't do that.

    Rookie - 0 Points Kevin Ferrara (8/8/2015 11:44:00 PM)

    ...should be centered, but this site would not allow it in comments section.

  • Gold Star - 51,039 Points Chinedu Dike (8/6/2015 1:43:00 PM)

    Brilliant piece of poetry, subtly and elegantly penned in poetic diction with beautiful rhyme scheme. A great romantic poem bristling with emotion and desire. Another master piece from an icon of monumental proportions. His poem OZYMANDIAS, a piece of great elegance with rendition of words to utmost justice, that leaves the reader with an enigma to ponder, a compelling work of art that inspired the way I wrote my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 638 Points Alpeshkumar Natubhai Makwana (8/4/2015 11:56:00 PM)

    Amazing indirection of lips clasping to his beloved one! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 46 Points Gabriel Romero (7/12/2015 3:23:00 AM)

    Man, Percy, take a hint... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 51,039 Points Chinedu Dike (6/20/2015 8:11:00 PM)

    Piece of great elegance, beautifully penned in poetic diction with conviction. A lovely romantic poem indeed. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 16 Points Moh. Ghufron Cholid (5/18/2015 9:30:00 PM)

    i like this (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,830 Points Oduro Bright Amoh (4/20/2015 6:29:00 PM)

    This poem makes me smile whenever i read it (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 850 Points Matthew Holloway (3/29/2015 2:57:00 PM)

    perfection in poetry (Report) Reply

  • Rookie sagar kumar (2/12/2015 3:26:00 AM)

    The most loving poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie sagar kumar (2/12/2015 3:26:00 AM)

    The most loving poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dheeraj kry (2/11/2015 2:23:00 PM)

    Presents the importance of love in nature as love is a natural force that binds every human being towads 1 another... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lester Springer (2/7/2015 11:32:00 AM)

    As All things have something to touch, May HUMANITY NOT LOSE ITS WAY.. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,190 Points Kay Staley (6/22/2014 10:12:00 PM)

    The first paragraph is better and more meaningful than the second. A shifting rhyme scheme fits nicely with this one and gives the reader pause making them think more deeply on the poets words. It just seems sweet and lacks giving the reader much emotion of their own. The poet seems to imply that him and his love are apart but never identifies with what is causing the separation. Humans tend to hold onto anger. Keeping that fact in mind, to make this poem stronger would be to place blame on someone for keeping the lovers apart. This would allow the reader to get involved with the story and create true emotion that would last longer and help them give the poem a significant place in their minds. (Report) Reply

    Rookie Dheeraj kry (2/11/2015 2:20:00 PM)

    Can we b friends to share our ideas on poetry...

  • Rookie Grant Charney (6/22/2014 7:53:00 PM)

    Great, classic love poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 68 Points Areese Woodson (6/22/2014 7:46:00 PM)

    Beautifully written. Conveys pleasant images and thoughts (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 45 Points Colleen Courtney (6/22/2014 4:38:00 PM)

    Love this poem! So utterly poignant and romantic! Truly Shelley at his best! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie isaiah Chah (6/22/2014 12:19:00 PM)

    great poem, showing how all nature is connected with the great love of God. Nature is a product of the love of God! (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 21 Points Jan Spenko (7/7/2015 11:26:00 AM)

    I think God has nothing to do here, after all Shelley got expeled from Oxford for writing The Necessity of Atheism.
    There Is No God. This negation must be understood solely to affect a creative Deity. The hypothesis of a pervading Spirit co-eternal with the universe remains unshaken. - Shelley
    There is nothing wrong if ye believe, but Shelley´s work don´t have any conections with God.

  • Gold Star - 45,623 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (6/22/2014 9:04:00 AM)

    It is a beautiful poem from the great poet and the connectivity of different things of nature in perfect unison is really amazing and wonderfully created poem on this. (Report) Reply

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