Elizabeth Barrett Browning

(6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861 / Durham / England)

Poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

201. To George Sand: A Recognition 5/13/2001
202. V 5/13/2001
203. VI 5/13/2001
204. VII 5/13/2001
205. VIII 5/13/2001
206. Work 5/13/2001
207. Work And Contemplation 5/13/2001
208. X 5/13/2001
209. XI 5/13/2001
210. XII 5/13/2001
211. XIV 5/13/2001
212. XIV (If thou must love me, let it be for nought) 1/13/2003
213. XIX 5/13/2001
214. XL 5/13/2001
215. XLI 5/13/2001
216. XLII 5/13/2001
217. XLIII 5/13/2001
218. XLIV 5/13/2001
219. XV 5/13/2001
220. XVI 5/13/2001

Sonnet XVII

My poet, thou canst touch on all the notes
God set between his After and Before,
And strike up and strike off the general roar
Of the rushing worlds a melody that floats
In a serene air purely. Antidotes
Of medicated music, answering for
Mankind's forlornest uses, thou canst pour
From thence into their ears. God's will devotes
Thine to such ends, and mine to wait on thine.

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