Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Shelley poem
From: (Roar Larsen)
Date: 1991-04-18, 10:23

The poem that everybody's been mentioning is "Love's Philosophy" by 
Shelley, isn't it? (Living in Norway and not having seen as many episodes as you over there, and having been away from the newsgroup for awhile, I could not be certain...)

Anyway, since this is one of my favorite poems, I'll post it for those of 
you who aren't familiar with it. (I apologize if this has already been 
done - but what the heck - it'll stand AT LEAST two readings!)

Reproduced, without permission, from "Library of World Poetry", Chatham 
River Press, New York, 1987:


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 anotherUs being 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 clasps the earth,
     And the moonbeams kiss the sea : -
What are all these kissings worth,
     If thou kiss not me ?

Percy Bysshe Shelley

- Roar Larsen
  Trondheim, Norway