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Past And Future – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Past And Future.MY future will not copy fair my past  On any leaf but Heaven’s. Be fully done,  Supernal Will ! I would not fain be one  Who, satisfying thirst and breaking fast  Upon the fulness of the heart, at … Continue reading

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Only A Curl – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I.  FRIENDS of faces unknown and a land  Unvisited over the sea,  Who tell me how lonely you stand  With a single gold curl in the hand  Held up to be looked at by me, —  II.  While you ask … Continue reading

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Love – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

We cannot live, except thus mutually  We alternate, aware or unaware,  The reflex act of life: and when we bear  Our virtue onward most impulsively,  Most full of invocation, and to be  Most instantly compellant, certes, there  We live most … Continue reading

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Comfort – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

SPEAK low to me, my Saviour, low and sweet  From out the hallelujahs, sweet and low  Lest I should fear and fall, and miss Thee so  Who art not missed by any that entreat.  Speak to mo as to Mary … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Shortcomings – 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 must slip  … Continue reading

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A Musical Instrument – 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 lilies afloat  With the dragon-fly on the river.  … Continue reading

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A Man’s Requirements – 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 the vowing of thy mouth,  With … Continue reading

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