1st Feature Poem/poet
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 are all these kissings worth, If thou kiss not me?
- why? I first heard this being recited on an episode of Lewis many years ago used as a background to the discovery of yet another body. Not too romantic you say but the words struck a cord and ever since I have loved it. It's unashamedly romantic. It relates to the environment. It has simple yet evocative wording, which, for anyone who has observed weather or seasonal change, will resonate.
I discovered Posh Totty jewellery around the same time and Husband for my birthday, gave me two silver bangles with two of the loveliest lines engraved on them.
I did actually want someone to read this at our wedding but we both hated the idea of being the centres of attention for longer than necessary, so we didn't. That was fine, it"s mine anyway, how I want to interpret it and linger on it's sweet sentiments.