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

  • Rookie Sixtus Osim (6/22/2013 4:19:00 PM)

    Shelley deems it very necessary for one to sincerely love his or neighbour. For if inanimate interact in such a lovely manner, how much more man? Whosoever hates his fellow man should be hung a millstone and thrown into the sea. Shelley is also revealing that no man is an island, as well as every other creatures in life.. This poem is quite amazing. Cheers! (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,924 Points Kanniappan Kanniappan (6/22/2013 1:11:00 PM)

    Love's Philosophy is a nice poem, 'What are all these kissing worth If thou kiss not me? I like this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 127 Points Valentine Mbagu (6/22/2013 7:17:00 AM)

    It is a poem born in due season. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,355 Points Sandra Feldman (6/22/2013 12:25:00 AM)

    Tres Romantique. Very Romantic, Muy Romantico, a real surprise I love (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (6/22/2013 12:23:00 AM)

    Lovely love philosophy...his chosen words are at the rhythm of nature his descriptions on nature is worth to read, whether it is cloud or any here in this poem he talked about the binary world, It is not fair to exclude and a lovely demand with reference to nature /So softly so lightly the philosophy (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Nanthinii Mohan (6/24/2012 1:36:00 AM)

    Great use of imagery... No doubt! Shelley is revolutionary in love poems also.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Carlos Echeverria (6/22/2012 1:08:00 PM)

    He was such a playa,
    that Percy Bysshe Shelley. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 210 Points Mohammad Muzzammil (2/9/2012 7:22:00 AM)

    amazing poem with strong imagery along with great rhyming. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Declan Mehegan (1/22/2012 5:59:00 AM)

    A poem that is so visually beautiful, it deserves to be read and re-read. (Report) Reply

  • 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

  • Silver Star - 4,293 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (6/22/2010 6:28:00 AM)

    If thou kiss not me?
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    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 - 300 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

  • Freshman - 857 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 - 142 Points Joseph Poewhit (6/22/2010 1:32:00 AM)

    Words capture the interaction of GODS creation, to the basic kiss of expression. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 16 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 - 0 Points 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 - 0 Points 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










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