Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Durham / England
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Durham / England


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Sonnet Xii: Indeed This Very Love
Indeed this very love which is my boast,
And which, when rising up from breast to brow,
Doth crown me with ruby large enow
To draw men's eyes and prove the inner cost,--
Sonnet I
I thought once how Theocritus had sung
Of the sweet years, the dear and wished-for years,
Who each one in a gracious hand appears
To bear a gift for mortals, old or young:
To George Sand: A Desire
THOU large-brained woman and large-hearted man,
Self-called George Sand ! whose soul, amid the lions
Of thy tumultuous senses, moans defiance
Sonnet Iii: Unlike Are We, Unlike
Unlike are we, unlike, O princely Heart!
Unlike our uses and our destinies.
Our ministering two angels look surprise
On one another, as they strike athwart
Mine is a wayward lay;
And, if its echoing rhymes I try to string,
Proveth a truant thing,
Whenso some names I love, send it away!
Sonnet 16 - And Yet, Because Thou Overcomest So

And yet, because thou overcomest so,
Because thou art more noble and like a king,
Sonnet Xxxv: If I Leave All For Thee
If I leave all for thee, wilt thou exchange
And be all to me? Shall I never miss
Home-talk and blessings and the common kiss
That comes to each in turn, nor count it strange,
Sonnet Xxxvi: When We Met First
When we met first and loved, I did not build
Upon the event with marble. Could it mean
To last, a love set pendulous between
Sorrow and sorrow? Nay, I rather thrilled,
Sonnet 37 - Pardon, Oh, Pardon, That My Soul Should Make

Pardon, oh, pardon, that my soul should make,
Of all that strong divineness which I know
Sonnet Ix: Can It Be Right To Give
Can it be right to give what I can give?
To let thee sit beneath the fall of tears
As salt as mine, and hear the sighing years
Re-sighing on my lips renunciative

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