All things by a law divine in one another’s being mingle

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 being 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?

Love’s Philosophy
by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Holger Hubbs

By Holger Hubbs

Greetings from California. Please don't hesitate to email me at regarding this and that.,,,

1 comment

  1. Yes, it is interesting that one line that hints of universality intrudes in Shelley’s poem that is otherwise attached to the individual concept of love for another individual.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *