Verse > Anthologies > The World’s Best Poetry > Vol. II. Love
Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume II. Love.  1904.
III. Love’s Beginnings
Love’s Philosophy
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)
THE FOUNTAINS mingle with the river,
  And the rivers with the ocean;
The winds of heaven mix forever,
  With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;        5
  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;        10
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,        15
  If thou kiss not me?

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