Fav Quote Friday: Shelley's Ode To Divine Connectivity



And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea.
What are all these kissings worth -
If thou kiss not me?

~ Percy Bysshe Shelley



  ...from Love's Philosophy

Here is the poem in it's entirety:

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 another's spirit 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 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?

 


2 comments

  1. Nice poem, Mr. Shelley.

    And here is one from a contemporary of his.

    Jenny kissed me when we met,
    Jumping from the chair she sat in;
    Time, you thief, who love to get
    Sweets into your list, put that in:
    Say I'm weary, say I'm sad,
    Say that health and wealth have missed me,
    Say I'm growing old, but add
    Jenny kissed me.
    -- Leigh Hunt

    Sorry I have been a stranger. I spent a week with my elderly aunt and uncle in Florida in mid-March, and I have been VERY busy since returning home, helping two relatives with complicated taxes, baby sitting, and working on house projects again but not big ones like last year's projects).

    I hope you are doing well, Stpehanie.

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  2. Hello and Welcome back MikeB! Thanks for this poem- I've never heard of Leigh Hunt, so thx for the into!
    I'm happy to know you are taking care of affairs and of others you love! I'm still here, doing well,as I hope you are - and always happy to hear from you! Thank you!

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