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

  • 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

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

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

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

    Great, classic love poem. (Report) Reply

  • Areese Woodson (6/22/2014 7:46:00 PM)

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

  • Colleen Courtney (6/22/2014 4:38:00 PM)

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

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (6/22/2014 8:57:00 AM)

    But we have learnt to build walls, dams to prevent rivers from flowing, boundaries with mines on no mans land to prevent men or beasts from crossing over and some day we will also prevent winds from blowing freely as divine love no longer exists on this planet (Report) Reply

  • Ebuka Prince Okoroafor (6/22/2014 1:53:00 AM)

    This remains one of the loveliest poems I've read by percy (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (6/18/2014 9:54:00 AM)

    ...............this poems beautiful imagery flashes like lightning.....and the ending argument is so persuasive....truly incredible... (Report) Reply

  • Kamal Singh (2/20/2014 5:19:00 AM)

    One of the most beautiful and timeless pieces of literary creation by Shelly. It will outlast eternity in the heart of lovers. Truly amazing flight of imagination and unbridled romance. I just love this poem. (Report) Reply

  • B. Laxmi Priya (7/17/2013 9:11:00 AM)

    Oh, what a romantic poet. Who can deny him a kiss? ? (Report) Reply

  • Laura Hill (6/22/2013 11:11:00 PM)

    Lovely and very romantic (Report) Reply

  • Sixtus Osim 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

  • Kanniappan Kanniappan 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

  • Valentine Mbagu Valentine Mbagu (6/22/2013 7:17:00 AM)

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

  • Sandra Feldman (6/22/2013 12:25:00 AM)

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

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed 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

  • Nanthinii Mohan Nanthinii Mohan (6/24/2012 1:36:00 AM)

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

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

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

  • Mohammad Muzzammil Mohammad Muzzammil (2/9/2012 7:22:00 AM)

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










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