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

  • (6/22/2009 12:35:00 AM)


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

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  • (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!
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  • (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

  • (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

  • (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

  • (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

  • (6/22/2007 8:55:00 AM)


    Why, I don't know if it's the best poem or not, nevertheless it's definitely the one who urged me to continue searching the female soul.... (Report) Reply

  • (6/22/2007 5:18:00 AM)


    this poem is so beautiful and idealistic and pure.........what more can i say. x (Report) Reply

  • (7/1/2006 7:17:00 PM)


    there is a lot i can say about this poem..but all i can really say its beautiful...it captures nature and shows how love is and how it can be...another thing i can say...take a chance if you love someone because love only comes when in need or when people begin to loose faith in it.... (Report) Reply

  • (6/22/2006 10:21:00 AM)


    Loved this, because it describes just how love can be.

    Katie
    ~*~
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