Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Poem for the day

Children are often told to learn a poem off by heart for homework. It is good for us to memorize poems and it is easier if they have a certain bounce to them and every so often they rhyme. Here is a lovely one from Percy Bysshe Shelley that contains lots of my favourite words, sunlight, love, flower, kiss, sweet, emotion, moonbeams, mingle, fountains, rivers, oceans, sea.

Love's Philosophy

The fountains mingle with the river
And the river 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 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'

Get with the beat, put rhythm in your life

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