Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Love's Philosophy

Fountain in Atlanta, 2013, Jeniffer Sams

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?   

Psyche ranimee par le baiser de l'Amour, Antonio Canova, Musee du Louvre, Paris

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? 

Cupid and Psyche, 1891, Annie Louisa Robinson Swynnerton

~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

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