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
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In another's being mingle-
Why not I with thine?

See, the mountains kiss high heaven,
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister flower could be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea; -
What are all these kissings worth,
If thou kiss not me?


Comments about Love's Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Solomon Senxer (9/14/2019 8:16:00 AM)

    Though the questions were not meant to be answered, I keep thinking for answers of them!

    wonderful poem!
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  • (8/24/2019 9:27:00 AM)

    Add a comment. I need poem about the person feel in my heart (Report)Reply

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  • Raynolds Moseamedi (7/16/2019 2:27:00 PM)

    Brilliant... it is beautiful. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/16/2019 7:22:00 AM)

    I would like to open an account (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony Brahmin (6/2/2019 11:30:00 AM)

    Nothing in the world is single;
    All things by a law divine
    In another's being mingle-
    Why not I with thine? from the observation of the nature shelley lands in love. tony
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  • (1/15/2019 8:28:00 AM)

    Any one who has been in love, or even thought they might be loved by someone will find Love's Philosophy the most wonderful expression of this joy. For those who want to communicate their feelings to someone else, give them this poem - they will understand your feelings. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/21/2018 12:58:00 AM)

    The great poems always amuse me (Report)Reply

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  • (12/21/2018 12:56:00 AM)

    I love romances (Report)Reply

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  • Butch Decatoria (11/29/2018 3:50:00 PM)

    I love this one. Thumbs up! (Report)Reply

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  • Lungelo S Mbuyazi (6/24/2018 9:09:00 AM)

    Marvellous philosophical piece of artwork... like it as well (Report)Reply

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  • Britte Ninad (6/4/2018 11:21:00 PM)

    o philosophical truth is explored-

    The winds of heaven mix forever
    With a sweet emotion;
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  • (3/24/2018 1:49:00 AM)

    A poet's poet...........ansaanan (Report)Reply

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  • (1/29/2018 4:12:00 PM)

    What a beautiful man and poet he was. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/18/2018 12:32:00 AM)

    Briliant (Report)Reply

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  • (1/9/2018 4:22:00 PM)

    I need you (Report)Reply

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  • Baleegh Hamdy (7/28/2017 4:24:00 PM)

    اجتـهـادِي في ترجَـمَة قـصِيدة:

    Love's Philosophy

    By Shelley


    فلسـفـة الحُـبِّ للشاعِـر: شِـيـلي

    The fountains mingle with the river
    And the rivers with the ocean



    The winds of Heaven mix for ever
    With a sweet emotion

    كمْ عَـانـقَ النهرُ نـبْـعـاً

    وكمْ توَسَّـدَ من البحرِ المُحيطِ صدْراً رَحيما



    وتضَـوَّعَ الـمَـدَى دَوْماً

    بأريـجِ أنـفـاسِ النسـيـمِ يـومَ أنْ لاقَـى نسِيما

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    Nothing in the world is single
    All things by a law divine



    In one spirit meet and mingle
    Why not I with thine

    فلا شيءَ في الكَوْنِ منفردٌ

    هَـذِي أقـدَارُنا بـيـدِ الإلـهِ قـدْ نُظِّـمَـتْ تنظيما



    وِئامُ الرُّوحِ يَجمَعُ كُلَّ نفسٍ

    فإلامَ أنتِ وإيايَ نستقِى بالبُـعْـدِ ماءً حَمـيما

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    See the mountains kiss high Heaven
    And the waves clasp one another



    No sister-flower would be forgiven
    If it disdained its brother

    وجبالُ الكَـوْنِ في شُغُـلٍ تلـثُـم ثغـرَ السمَاءِ

    ومـوْجْ البحْـرِ إلـفٌ بكـفِّ إلـفٍ قـيْـدَ اللقاءِ



    والزهْرُ إن يُـبْـدِ لأرحامِهِ يوماً عَينَ ازدرَاءِ

    فلن يـلْـقَ مِن ربّهِ عَفـواً عن جَريمةِ الخُيَلاءِ

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    And the sunlight clasps the earth
    And the moonbeams kiss the sea



    What are all these (meetings) worth
    If thou (meet) not me

    وضوْءُ الشمْسِ كَمْ صَافحَ من أرضٍ

    والـبَـدْرُ كمْ قـبَّـلَ خَـدَّ المَاءِ



    أُنسُ الرُّوحِ بالرُّوحِ كـمْ لنا يُجْـدِي ؟

    إنْ لمْ نذُقْ مَعاً شهْدَ اللقاءِ

    ◘◘ ترجمة بلـيْغ حـمْـدي ◘◘
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  • Tapan M. Saren (4/14/2017 8:38:00 PM)

    Very very romantic.....! (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvaonyema Uba (2/6/2017 11:33:00 PM)

    All things by a law divine.

    A well expressed poem.

    Sylva
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  • (12/13/2016 9:47:00 AM)

    I think Shelley was feeling alone and isolated when he wrote this poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/13/2016 9:45:00 AM)

    I think Shelley was feeing alone and isolated when he wrote this poem. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Poem Edited: Monday, December 4, 2017


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