So today I came across a lovely new blog, right here on WordPress called ‘Rhyme‘ its all about the love of poetry and poems that actually rhyme. All too often we are seeing free-verse which has its place in the world but you cannot beat a poem that rhymes. Many of the old Romantics were rhyming poets and I want to share with you my favourite of them all, Percy Bysshe Shelley. He is the inspiration behind my own little poetry collection ‘Rainbows & Roses ~ Poetry & Prose.’
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 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 clasps the earth
And the moonbeams kiss the sea:
What is all this sweet work worth
If thou kiss not me?
The image above shows Casa Magni, the coastal residence of Romantic Poet Percy Bysshe Shelly (1792–1822). He was the husband to Mary Shelley who one stormy night, is said to have been inspired to write ‘Prometheus Unbound ~ Frankenstein’ during a party attended by their friend Lord Byron.
Sadly not long afterwards, just before his thirtieth birthday Shelley drowned as he sailed his schooner home from Livorno to Lerici, situated in Northern Italy on the beautiful Italian Riviera.
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