The Masters

“Love’s Philosophy”

“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,

All things by a law divide.

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 clasp the earth,

And the moonbeams kiss the sea,

What is all this sweet work worth,

If thou kiss not me?”

-Percy B. Shelly (1792-1822)