Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Poems

41. Pain In Pleasure 5/12/2001
42. Paraphrase on Anacreon: Ode to the Swallow 5/20/2015
43. Past And Future. 1/1/2004
44. Patience Taught By Nature 5/12/2001
45. Perplexed Music 5/12/2001
46. Rosalind's Scroll 1/4/2003
47. Sonnet 01 - I Thought Once How Theocritus Had Sung 1/13/2003
48. Sonnet 02 - But Only Three In All God's Universe 1/13/2003
49. Sonnet 03 - Unlike Are We, Unlike, O Princely Heart! 1/13/2003
50. Sonnet 04 - Thou Hast Thy Calling To Some Palace-Floor 1/13/2003
51. Sonnet 05 - I Lift My Heavy Heart Up Solemnly 1/13/2003
52. Sonnet 06 - Go From Me. Yet I Feel That I Shall Stand 1/13/2003
53. Sonnet 07 - The Face Of All The World Is Changed, I Think 1/13/2003
54. Sonnet 08 - What Can I Give Thee Back, O Liberal 1/13/2003
55. Sonnet 09 - Can It Be Right To Give What I Can Give? 1/13/2003
56. Sonnet 10 - Yet, Love, Mere Love, Is Beautiful Indeed 1/13/2003
57. Sonnet 11 - And Therefore If To Love Can Be Desert 1/13/2003
58. Sonnet 12 - Indeed This Very Love Which Is My Boast 1/13/2003
59. Sonnet 13 - And Wilt Thou Have Me Fashion Into Speech 1/13/2003
60. Sonnet 14 - If Thou Must Love Me, Let It Be For Nought 1/13/2003
61. Sonnet 15 - Accuse Me Not, Beseech Thee, That I Wear 1/13/2003
62. Sonnet 16 - And Yet, Because Thou Overcomest So 1/13/2003
63. Sonnet 17 - My Poet, Thou Canst Touch On All The Notes 1/13/2003
64. Sonnet 18 - I Never Gave A Lock Of Hair Away 1/13/2003
65. Sonnet 19 - The Soul's Rialto Hath Its Merchandise 1/13/2003
66. Sonnet 21 - Say Over Again, And Yet Once Over Again 1/13/2003
67. Sonnet 22 - When Our Two Souls Stand Up Erect And Strong 1/13/2003
68. Sonnet 23 - Is It Indeed So? If I Lay Here Dead 1/13/2003
69. Sonnet 24 - Let The World's Sharpness, Like A Clasping Knife 1/13/2003
70. Sonnet 25 - A Heavy Heart, Beloved, Have I Borne 1/13/2003
71. Sonnet 26 - I Lived With Visions For My Company 1/13/2003
72. Sonnet 27 - My Own Beloved, Who Hast Lifted Me 1/13/2003
73. Sonnet 29 - I Think Of Thee!&Mdash;My Thoughts Do Twine And Bud 1/13/2003
74. Sonnet 30 - I See Thine Image Through My Tears To-Night 1/13/2003
75. Sonnet 31 - Thou Comest! All Is Said Without A Word 1/13/2003
76. Sonnet 32 - The First Time That The Sun Rose On Thine Oath 1/13/2003
77. Sonnet 34 - With The Same Heart, I Said, I'Ll Answer Thee 1/13/2003
78. Sonnet 35 - If I Leave All For Thee, Wilt Thou Exchange 1/13/2003
79. Sonnet 36 - When We Met First And Loved, I Did Not Build 1/13/2003
80. Sonnet 37 - Pardon, Oh, Pardon, That My Soul Should Make 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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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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