Percy Bysshe Shelley

(1792-1822 / Horsham / England)

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Love's Philosophy


The fountains mingle with the river,
And the rivers with the ocean;
The winds of heaven mix forever
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  • Rookie Barjinder Singh Randhawa (1/5/2012 4:38:00 AM)

    the poem celebrates Shelley's sense of oneness of human beings with Nature... the immortality and universality of the passion of love by which all minds are agitated and all existence is continued in motion! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,544 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (6/22/2010 6:28:00 AM)

    If thou kiss not me?
    ............................

    The line is enough to die for love. But the word 'Thou' is the toughest word to break its a single petal. Where and how could we get that 'Thou'! Really, such the way a poem becomes of all the ages of the great poets. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 147 Points Manonton Dalan (6/22/2010 4:17:00 AM)

    sir percy;

    maybe,
    those nature's attributes
    are there for emulating
    to enjoy fruits of trying
    i know somebody's heart
    is attach to her lips
    worthy for kissing (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 294 Points Ramesh T A (6/22/2010 2:59:00 AM)

    Beautiful and wonderful imageries are displayed in this nice poem by master Shelly, our romantic hero of the past! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points shadow ...art (6/22/2010 12:37:00 AM)

    the philosophy of love was expressed wonderfully on this poem!
    GOD created the earth because of love,
    so everything he has made has the right to love and be loved! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cythna Shelley (11/2/2009 9:07:00 AM)

    The true essence of love expressed in sixteen lines.Wonderful.This poem surely touched my heart. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie David Visco (9/13/2009 10:04:00 PM)

    How can anyone read Shelley and not want to fall in love, if in nothing else but in the idea of falling in love with life and the oneness of each other. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Harmon (6/22/2009 8:22:00 AM)

    I'm not a particular fan of Shelley's, and my understanding is this is a pick-up line using sixteen lines and not one of the poems that established him as a major poet. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie I Am Charlie (6/22/2009 8:19:00 AM)

    well then, why read a romantic poet if not for the watery?
    weak...I wonder. I rather liked it, myself. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kevin Straw (6/22/2009 6:50:00 AM)

    Kevin Straw (6/22/2009 6: 49: 00 AM)
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    I have no problem with the pathetic fallacy - Wind in the Willows, The Jungle Book etc are all first class works based on this. However, this is a weak and watery love poem, as one would expect from a Romantic poet!

    Also one would not expect such a poet to attend too closely to the logic of what he was writing. If 'All things by a law divine/In another's being mingle-' then how can the poet and his beloved not be 'mingled' - the poet may desire a different mode of 'mingling', but to do so would be to deny God's providence! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Emancipation Planz (6/22/2009 2:52:00 AM)

    Historic, romantic..... ageless... poetry be this by name... and Shelley I can taste how you lived 'it' and 'wrote' it... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie A K (6/22/2009 12:35:00 AM)

    very good and very true..! ! Ah the beauty of simplicity! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Pruchnicki (6/22/2008 7:03:00 AM)

    Personification, thy name is Shelley at his hammiest and most Romantic! Consider his legacy as a Romantic poet (cap here for the poetic movement he espoused in the 19th century) before you go off about profundity and beauty and heaven's blessings. please! Another poet of the time identified Shelley's tendency to personify nature as the 'pathetic fallacy'! A pathetic fallacy means that a poet credits nature with the emotions of human beings. When the technique is overused, as it is here, it becomes absurd.

    Indeed, for real poetry of nature, love and poetry (whatever that means!) read a sonnet or two by Shakespeare. No pathetic fallacy evident in his work! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Janet Hedger (6/22/2008 2:30:00 AM)

    Nature, love and poetry - a match made in heaven - Shelley's words reflect this profoundly and beautifully. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Charles Wiles (Best Love Poems) (12/2/2007 6:19:00 AM)

    As with Byron's 'She Walks in Beauty', I must read this poem almost every day. It is as close to perfection in simplicity and cadence. It is one of the inspirations for my own poems on beauty and influenced 'An Angel's Face'. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Blue angel Florida (6/22/2007 11:48:00 PM)

    WOW...That's pure Isolation and Idolatry...If we shall be the work of God just as the Moutains and the fountains, then shall we be one, and LOVE all. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dan Yaron (6/22/2007 3:44:00 PM)

    It's indeed a beautiful poem, and Shelly's simple philosophy reflects the woes of love as it is. (Report) Reply

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