One of the most beautiful love lyric in the history of love philosophy.
The central theme revolves around the mutual binding and coupling between the two different natural forces.The beauty of the poem lies with the lyric describing the self attraction among the fountain, the rivers and the ocean.Finally the poem ends with the appeal and urge for kiss and togetherness, as nothing in the world is single by giving all the natural references of several different love forms, otherwise these natural kissing and coupling are worthless.
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?
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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.