I don’t have a favourite poem as so many poems speak to me in my varying moods. Happy or sad, reflective or buzzing there are poems for every situation. On National Poetry Day I decided that the world needs love so have chosen ‘Love’s philosophy’ by 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?
If we spread love then hate has less chance of gaining hold.
With best wishes – Denny Bradbury