Fountains mingle with river,

And rivers with ocean,

The winds of love mix forever

With a sweet emotion;

Nothing in the world is single;

All things by a law divine

In one another mingle

Then why not I with thine?

See the mountains kiss heaven,

Waves clasp one another,

No sister flower should be forgiven,

If it disdained its brother;

The sunlight grips the earth

And moon beams kiss the sea;

What are all these kissings worth,

If you not kiss me?

I fear your kisses, gentle maiden,

You need not fear mine,

My spirit is deeply laden,

Even to bury thine. . . .