Treasure Island

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

A Child Asleep


How he sleepeth! having drunken
Weary childhood's mandragore,
From his pretty eyes have sunken
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  • Max Corvus Tenebrus (2/28/2012 12:01:00 PM)

    Even though I'm a pagan, this poem strongly reminds me of Jesus due to many alusions. It's wonderful really - dark and beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Steven Fearnley (10/28/2009 2:02:00 PM)

    This is the first time I have read this beautiful poem, but I do find it a bit sad that such contemplation should be accompanied by death. (Report) Reply

  • Hannah K. (5/13/2006 2:51:00 PM)

    I love old poems, they have certain touches to them that make them just right and perfect. She was a great poet and if she were still alive today, she would have been worshiped. This is personally one of my favorites. R.I.P. Elizabeth Barrett Browning. (Report) Reply

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