Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

Sonnet XX


Beloved, my Beloved, when I think
That thou wast in the world a year ago,
What time I sat alone here in the snow
And saw no footprint, heard the silence sink
No moment at thy voice, but, link by link,
Went counting all my chains as if that so
They never could fall off at any blow
Struck by thy possible hand,--why, thus I drink
Of life's great cup of wonder ! Wonderful,
Never to feel thee thrill the day or night
With personal act or speech,--nor ever cull
Some prescience of thee with the blossoms white
Thou sawest growing ! Atheists are as dull,
Who cannot guess God's presence out of sight.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: snow, silence, alone, world, god, night, time, life, sonnet

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Sonnet XX by Elizabeth Barrett Browning )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. To winter, DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  2. Friends, Mitta Xinindlu
  3. Self Promotion, Is It Poetry
  4. Hurt, A K Das Mridul
  5. Let me be FREE, Soumita Sarkar Ray
  6. My Beloved Is Beyond Compare, Folayemi Akande
  7. Haiku 'sparrows ', miken newman
  8. Through The Trees inside The Darkness, Little Eagle McGowan
  9. In those days, Gianfranco Aurilio
  10. God has Priorities, Professor Poetry Hound

Poem of the Day

poet Richard Lovelace

"Come, pretty birds, present your lays,
And learn to chaunt a goddess praise;
Ye wood-nymphs, let your voices be
Employ'd to serve her deity:
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  5. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. A Fairy Song, William Shakespeare
  8. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  9. Let America be America Again, Langston Hughes
  10. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]