I was nominated by Realist Rebel (My Trysts With Reality) to write a 10-line post on love with only four words per line. Okay, here goes my poem (40 words total):   Couple Kissing

Love is a mystery,

Satisfying in every way,

Why do we love?

Is it our nature?

Or just God’s way?

Love is a gift,

From the heavens above,

There isn’t a day,

I don’t receive love,

From someone very dear.

We were asked to quote a favorite love quote. I saw this poem recently. It is written by Percy Bysshe Shelley, one of England’s romantic poets of his time. Percy Bysshe Shelley, whose literary career was marked with controversy due to his views on religion, atheism, socialism, and free love, is known as a talented lyrical poet and one of the major figures of English romanticism.

Love’s Philosophy

Percy Bysshe Shelley, 17921822
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?   
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? 

 I will work on 10-12 bloggers to nominate for writing poems on love and get back soon.