Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Poems

41. Only A Curl. 1/1/2004
42. Pain In Pleasure 5/12/2001
43. Paraphrase on Anacreon: Ode to the Swallow 5/20/2015
44. Past And Future. 1/1/2004
45. Patience Taught By Nature 5/12/2001
46. Perplexed Music 5/12/2001
47. Rosalind's Scroll 1/4/2003
48. Sonnet 01 - I Thought Once How Theocritus Had Sung 1/13/2003
49. Sonnet 02 - But Only Three In All God's Universe 1/13/2003
50. Sonnet 03 - Unlike Are We, Unlike, O Princely Heart! 1/13/2003
51. Sonnet 04 - Thou Hast Thy Calling To Some Palace-Floor 1/13/2003
52. Sonnet 05 - I Lift My Heavy Heart Up Solemnly 1/13/2003
53. Sonnet 06 - Go From Me. Yet I Feel That I Shall Stand 1/13/2003
54. Sonnet 07 - The Face Of All The World Is Changed, I Think 1/13/2003
55. Sonnet 08 - What Can I Give Thee Back, O Liberal 1/13/2003
56. Sonnet 09 - Can It Be Right To Give What I Can Give? 1/13/2003
57. Sonnet 10 - Yet, Love, Mere Love, Is Beautiful Indeed 1/13/2003
58. Sonnet 11 - And Therefore If To Love Can Be Desert 1/13/2003
59. Sonnet 12 - Indeed This Very Love Which Is My Boast 1/13/2003
60. Sonnet 13 - And Wilt Thou Have Me Fashion Into Speech 1/13/2003
61. Sonnet 14 - If Thou Must Love Me, Let It Be For Nought 1/13/2003
62. Sonnet 15 - Accuse Me Not, Beseech Thee, That I Wear 1/13/2003
63. Sonnet 16 - And Yet, Because Thou Overcomest So 1/13/2003
64. Sonnet 17 - My Poet, Thou Canst Touch On All The Notes 1/13/2003
65. Sonnet 18 - I Never Gave A Lock Of Hair Away 1/13/2003
66. Sonnet 19 - The Soul's Rialto Hath Its Merchandise 1/13/2003
67. Sonnet 21 - Say Over Again, And Yet Once Over Again 1/13/2003
68. Sonnet 22 - When Our Two Souls Stand Up Erect And Strong 1/13/2003
69. Sonnet 23 - Is It Indeed So? If I Lay Here Dead 1/13/2003
70. Sonnet 24 - Let The World's Sharpness, Like A Clasping Knife 1/13/2003
71. Sonnet 25 - A Heavy Heart, Beloved, Have I Borne 1/13/2003
72. Sonnet 26 - I Lived With Visions For My Company 1/13/2003
73. Sonnet 27 - My Own Beloved, Who Hast Lifted Me 1/13/2003
74. Sonnet 28 - My Letters! All Dead Paper, Mute And White! 1/13/2003
75. Sonnet 29 - I Think Of Thee!&Mdash;My Thoughts Do Twine And Bud 1/13/2003
76. Sonnet 30 - I See Thine Image Through My Tears To-Night 1/13/2003
77. Sonnet 31 - Thou Comest! All Is Said Without A Word 1/13/2003
78. Sonnet 32 - The First Time That The Sun Rose On Thine Oath 1/13/2003
79. Sonnet 33 - Yes, Call Me By My Pet-Name! Let Me Hear 1/13/2003
80. Sonnet 34 - With The Same Heart, I Said, I'Ll Answer Thee 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How Do I Love Thee?

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 Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, -- I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my ...

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Pain In Pleasure

A THOUGHT ay like a flower upon mine heart,
And drew around it other thoughts like bees
For multitude and thirst of sweetnesses;
Whereat rejoicing, I desired the art
Of the Greek whistler, who to wharf and mart
Could lure those insect swarms from orange-trees
That I might hive with me such thoughts and please
My soul so, always. foolish counterpart
Of a weak man's vain wishes ! While I spoke,

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