My daughter and her fiance delayed their wedding because of Covid-19. She is not the only one.
I had forgotten, but obviously I had subscribed to a blog written by Charlotte Hoather, a soprano extraordinaire. Up pops her blog on VE Day, the celebration of the day the Second World War ended in Europe. Charlotte and her fiance George then put on a balcony concert to celebrate life under these difficult circumstances, reminding us that life continues.
Charlotte mentioned this poem as one that she and George will play at their delayed nuptials. I had not heard it, so I could not resist.
Enjoy, for life continues, and it is best when shared with someone special.
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?