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    Percy Bysshe Shelley - Love's Philosophy - Sian Phillips


    by poetictouch

    Sian Phillips reads Shelley's Love's Philosophy - 23 March 1983

    Love's Philosophy
    by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

    The fountains mingle with the river
    And the rivers with the ocean,
    The winds of heaven mix for ever
    With a sweet emotion;
    Nothing in the world is single,
    All things by a law divine
    In one spirit meet and mingle —
    Why not I with thine?

    See the mountains kiss high heaven,
    And the waves clasp one another;
    No sister-flower would be forgiven
    If it disdain'd its brother;
    And the sunlight clasps the earth,
    And the moonbeams kiss the sea —
    What is all this sweet work worth,
    If thou kiss not me?