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 this poem (Love's Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley )

  • Gold Star - 12,593 Points Sandra Feldman (6/22/2013 12:25:00 AM)

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

    5 person liked.
    2 person did not like.
  • 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 - 36 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 - 3,608 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 - 233 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 - 585 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 - 26 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 - 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 - 0 Points 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



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