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Poem of the Day

January 16, 2008

    V&C in Vincent's chamber

Love's Philosophy

By Percy Bysshe Shelley

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 mingleŚ
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 seaŚ
What are all these kissings worth,
If thou kiss not me?

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Now scroll down to read everyone else's comments.

Southofoz     1/19/2008 9:37:37 PM
a beautiful poem and beautifully resd - with sweetness and depth of feeling.. thankyou

Gabriella     1/17/2008 4:08:21 AM
I love Shelley!!!

mini     1/17/2008 1:57:53 AM
I can almost hear the longing in Vincent's voice as he would read the final line.

Phantom     1/16/2008 2:55:45 PM
*sigh* That portrays the Dream - and its limits - so perfectly. If only V and C would just have a Joining ceremony and get it over with already!

Nancy     1/16/2008 12:38:17 PM
Not only are these pieces all poignant and beautiful, the screen captures that were chosen as accompaniment are simply perfect. Thank you, Candlemakers. Thank you.

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