Tag: Elizabeth Barrett Browning poems
Sonnet 43 – How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sonnet 43 – How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

XLIIIHow do I love thee? Let me count the ways.I love thee to the depth and breadth and heightMy soul can reach, when feeling out of sightFor the ends of Being and ideal Grace.I ...

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Sonnet 14 – If Thou Must Love Me, Let It Be For Nought by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sonnet 14 – If Thou Must Love Me, Let It Be For Nought by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

XIVIf thou must love me, let it be for noughtExcept for love's sake only. Do not say'I love her for her smile—her look—her wayOf speaking gently,—for a trick of thoughtThat falls ...

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A Year’s Spinning by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A Year’s Spinning by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

1He listened at the porch that day, To hear the wheel go on, and on;And then it stopped, ran back away, While through the door he brought the sun: But now my spinning ...

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A Dead Rose by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A Dead Rose by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

O Rose! who dares to name thee?No longer roseate now, nor soft, nor sweet;But pale, and hard, and dry, as stubble-wheat,--- Kept seven years in a drawer---thy titles shame ...

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Sonnet 14 – If Thou Must Love Me, Let It Be For Nought by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sonnet 14 – If Thou Must Love Me, Let It Be For Nought by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

XIV If thou must love me, let it be for nought Except for love's sake only. Do not say 'I love her for her smile—her look—her way Of speaking gently,—for a trick of thought ...

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Comfort by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Comfort by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

SPEAK low to me, my Saviour, low and sweetFrom out the hallelujahs, sweet and lowLest I should fear and fall, and miss Thee soWho art not missed by any that entreat.Speak to mo as ...

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Sonnet 43 – How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sonnet 43 – How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

XLIII How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal ...

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Pain In Pleasure by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Pain In Pleasure by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A THOUGHT ay like a flower upon mine heart,And drew around it other thoughts like beesFor multitude and thirst of sweetnesses;Whereat rejoicing, I desired the artOf the Greek ...

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A Sea-Side Walk by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A Sea-Side Walk by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

We walked beside the sea,After a day which perished silentlyOf its own glory---like the Princess weirdWho, combating the Genius, scorched and seared,Uttered with burning breath, ...

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The Cry Of The Children by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The Cry Of The Children by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Do ye hear the children weeping, O my brothers, Ere the sorrow comes with years?They are leaning their young heads against their mothers--- And that cannot ...

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A Musical Instrument by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A Musical Instrument by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

What was he doing, the great god Pan, Down in the reeds by the river?Spreading ruin and scattering ban,Splashing and paddling with hoofs of a goat,And breaking the golden ...

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A Curse For A Nation by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A Curse For A Nation by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I heard an angel speak last night, And he said 'Write!Write a Nation's curse for me,And send it over the Western Sea.'I faltered, taking up the word: 'Not so, my lord!If ...

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A Man’s Requirements by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A Man’s Requirements by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I Love me Sweet, with all thou art, Feeling, thinking, seeing; Love me in the lightest part, Love me in full being. II Love me with thine open youth In its frank surrender; With ...

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Chorus Of Eden Spirits by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Chorus Of Eden Spirits by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

HEARKEN, oh hearken! let your souls behind you Turn, gently moved! Our voices feel along the Dread to find you, O lost, beloved! Through the thick-shielded and ...

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Patience Taught By Nature by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Patience Taught By Nature by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

'O DREARY life,' we cry, ' O dreary life ! 'And still the generations of the birdsSing through our sighing, and the flocks and herdsSerenely live while we are keeping strifeWith ...

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Cheerfulness Taught By Reason by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Cheerfulness Taught By Reason by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I THINK we are too ready with complaintIn this fair world of God's. Had we no hopeIndeed beyond the zenith and the slopeOf yon gray blank of sky, we might grow faintTo muse upon ...

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Change Upon Change by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Change Upon Change by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Five months ago the stream did flow, The lilies bloomed within the sedge,And we were lingering to and fro,Where none will track thee in this snow, Along the stream, beside ...

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Adequacy by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Adequacy by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

NOW, by the verdure on thy thousand hills,Beloved England, doth the earth appearQuite good enough for men to overbearThe will of God in, with rebellious wills !We cannot say the ...

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The Best Thing In The World by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The Best Thing In The World by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

What's the best thing in the world?June-rose, by May-dew impearled;Sweet south-wind, that means no rain;Truth, not cruel to a friend;Pleasure, not in haste to end;Beauty, not ...

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An Apprehension by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

An Apprehension by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

IF all the gentlest-hearted friends I knowConcentred in one heart their gentleness,That still grew gentler till its pulse was lessFor life than pity,--I should yet be slowTo bring ...

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My Heart And I by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

My Heart And I by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I. ENOUGH ! we're tired, my heart and I. We sit beside the headstone thus, And wish that name were carved for us. The moss reprints more tenderly The hard types of the ...

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A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

IF God compel thee to this destiny,To die alone, with none beside thy bedTo ruffle round with sobs thy last word saidAnd mark with tears the pulses ebb from thee,--Pray then ...

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Sonnet X: Yet Love, Mere Love by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sonnet X: Yet Love, Mere Love by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Yet, love, mere love, is beautiful indeed And worthy of acceptation. Fire is bright, Let temple burn, or flax; an equal light Leaps in the flame from cedar-plank or weed: And love ...

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A Woman’s Shortcomings by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A Woman’s Shortcomings by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

She has laughed as softly as if she sighed,She has counted six, and over,Of a purse well filled, and a heart well tried -Oh, each a worthy lover!They "give her time"; for her soul ...

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De Profundis by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

De Profundis by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

IThe face, which, duly as the sun, Rose up for me with life begun, To mark all bright hours of the day With hourly love, is dimmed away—And yet my days go on, go on.II The tongue ...

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A Child Asleep by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A Child Asleep by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How he sleepeth! having drunken Weary childhood's mandragore, From his pretty eyes have sunken Pleasures, to make room for more- -Sleeping near the ...

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From ‘the Soul’s Travelling’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

From ‘the Soul’s Travelling’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

God, God! With a child’s voice I cry, Weak, sad, confidingly— God, God! Thou knowest, eyelids, raised not always up Unto Thy love (as none of ours are), droop As ...

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Grief by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Grief by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I TELL you, hopeless grief is passionless;That only men incredulous of despair,Half-taught in anguish, through the midnight airBeat upward to God's throne in loud accessOf ...

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Mother And Poet by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Mother And Poet by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I. Dead ! One of them shot by the sea in the east, And one of them shot in the west by the sea. Dead ! both my boys ! When you sit at the feast And are wanting a great song ...

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Aurora Leigh (Excerpts) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Aurora Leigh (Excerpts) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I am like,They tell me, my dear father. Broader browsHowbeit, upon a slenderer undergrowthOf delicate features, -- paler, near as grave ;But then my mother's smile breaks ...

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Consolation by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Consolation by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

All are not taken; there are left behind Living Beloveds, tender looks to bring And make the daylight still a happy thing, And tender voices, to make soft the wind: But if it were ...

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Human Life’s Mystery by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Human Life’s Mystery by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

We sow the glebe, we reap the corn, We build the house where we may rest, And then, at moments, suddenly, We look up to the great wide sky, Inquiring wherefore we were born… ...

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Discontent by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Discontent by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

LIGHT human nature is too lightly tostAnd ruffled without cause, complaining on--Restless with rest, until, being overthrown,It learneth to lie quiet. Let a frostOr a small wasp ...

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Sonnet 38 – First Time He Kissed Me, He But Only Kissed by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sonnet 38 – First Time He Kissed Me, He But Only Kissed by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

XXXVIIIFirst time he kissed me, he but only kissedThe fingers of this hand wherewith I write;And ever since, it grew more clean and white,Slow to world-greetings, quick with its ...

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Sonnet 29 – I Think Of Thee! — My Thoughts Do Twine And Bud by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sonnet 29 – I Think Of Thee! — My Thoughts Do Twine And Bud by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

XXIX I think of thee!—my thoughts do twine and bud About thee, as wild vines, about a tree, Put out broad leaves, and soon there 's nought to see Except the straggling green ...

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Sonnet 22 – When Our Two Souls Stand Up Erect And Strong by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sonnet 22 – When Our Two Souls Stand Up Erect And Strong by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

XXIIWhen our two souls stand up erect and strong,Face to face, silent, drawing nigh and nigher,Until the lengthening wings break into fireAt either curved point,—what bitter ...

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Sonnet 06 – Go From Me. Yet I Feel That I Shall Stand by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sonnet 06 – Go From Me. Yet I Feel That I Shall Stand by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

VIGo from me. Yet I feel that I shall standHenceforward in thy shadow. NevermoreAlone upon the threshold of my doorOf individual life, I shall commandThe uses of my soul, nor lift ...

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The Runaway Slave At Pilgrim’s Point by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The Runaway Slave At Pilgrim’s Point by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I.I stand on the mark beside the shoreOf the first white pilgrim's bended knee,Where exile turned to ancestor,And God was thanked for liberty.I have run through the night, my skin ...

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Sonnet 01 – I Thought Once How Theocritus Had Sung by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sonnet 01 – I Thought Once How Theocritus Had Sung by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

II thought once how Theocritus had sungOf the sweet years, the dear and wished-for years,Who each one in a gracious hand appearsTo bear a gift for mortals, old or young:And, as I ...

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Insufficiency by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Insufficiency by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

When I attain to utter forth in verseSome inward thought, my soul throbs audiblyAlong my pulses, yearning to be freeAnd something farther, fuller, higher, rehearseTo the ...

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Substitution by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Substitution by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

WHEN some beloved voice that was to youBoth sound and sweetness, faileth suddenly,And silence, against which you dare not cry,Aches round you like a strong disease and new--What ...

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Exaggeration by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Exaggeration by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

WE overstate the ills of life, and takeImagination (given us to bring downThe choirs of singing angels overshoneBy God's clear glory) down our earth to rakeThe dismal snows ...

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Sonnet 10 – Yet, Love, Mere Love, Is Beautiful Indeed by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sonnet 10 – Yet, Love, Mere Love, Is Beautiful Indeed by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

XYet, love, mere love, is beautiful indeedAnd worthy of acceptation. Fire is bright,Let temple burn, or flax; an equal lightLeaps in the flame from cedar-plank or weed:And love is ...

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Futurity by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Futurity by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

AND, O beloved voices, upon whichOurs passionately call because erelongYe brake off in the middle of that songWe sang together softly, to enrichThe poor world with the sense of ...

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Tears by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Tears by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

THANK God, bless God, all ye who suffer notMore grief than ye can weep for. That is well--That is light grieving ! lighter, none befellSince Adam forfeited the primal lot.Tears ! ...

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Sonnet 42 – ‘My Future Will Not Copy Fair My Past’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sonnet 42 – ‘My Future Will Not Copy Fair My Past’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

XLII'My future will not copy fair my past'—I wrote that once; and thinking at my sideMy ministering life-angel justifiedThe word by his appealing look upcastTo the white throne of ...

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Sonnet Xiv: If Thou Must Love Me by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sonnet Xiv: If Thou Must Love Me by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

If thou must love me, let it be for noughtExcept for love's sake only. Do not say"I love her for her smile--her look--her wayOf speaking gently,--for a trick of thoughtThat falls ...

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I by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I thought once how Theocritus had sungOf the sweet years, the dear and wished-for years,Who each one in a gracious hand appearsTo bear a gift for mortals, old or young:And, as I ...

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Irreparableness by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Irreparableness by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I HAVE been in the meadows all the dayAnd gathered there the nosegay that you seeSinging within myself as bird or beeWhen such do field-work on a morn of May.But, now I look upon ...

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Sonnet 18 – I Never Gave A Lock Of Hair Away by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sonnet 18 – I Never Gave A Lock Of Hair Away by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

XVIIII never gave a lock of hair awayTo a man, Dearest, except this to thee,Which now upon my fingers thoughtfully,I ring out to the full brown length and say'Take it.' My day of ...

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