4 June 2011

Words for the Weekend

In honor of my parents 51st wedding anniversary today, I chose this lovely love poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

Love's Philosophy

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 disdained 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?

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!! Love you both.


  1. This is a beautiful poem and a terrific tribute to your mom and dad's relationship. 51 years together is impressive and fantastic!

  2. Poems are either hit or miss with me and I loved that one. Wow, 51 years? Impressive!

  3. Glad you liked it, Jenny

  4. Lovely poem, like your blog. New follower.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog yesterday.
    best wishes.
    Lindsay :)


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