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 divine
In another’s being mingle—
         Why not I with thine?
See, the mountains kiss high heaven,
    And the waves clasp one another;
No sister flower could 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,
         If thou kiss not me?
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