Robert Browning

(1812-1889 / London / England)

A Pretty Woman - Poem by Robert Browning

That fawn-skin-dappled hair of hers,
And the blue eye
Dear and dewy,
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Comments about A Pretty Woman by Robert Browning

  • Seema Jayaraman (9/28/2015 12:04:00 PM)

    One of my favourite poets.. Beauty and Roses go hand in hand... best lines I liked Then how grace a rose? I know a way!
    Leave it, rather.
    Must you gather? . Thanks
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  • Captain Herbert Poetry (4/26/2014 7:19:00 PM)

    Great words figuratively. Great done (Report) Reply

  • James Mclain Is It Poetry (4/22/2013 11:11:00 AM)

    To hear an echo
    from the past - forever blasts.
    When cherry blosoms,
    never picked.
    Forever seem to last.....iip
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  • Besa Dede (4/22/2012 5:38:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem, beautiful description (Report) Reply

  • Shashikant Nishant Sharma (4/22/2012 6:15:00 AM)

    Good poem written in simple and elegant manner. (Report) Reply

  • Juan Olivarez (4/22/2011 8:24:00 AM)

    I've always had some contempt for this work it seems so beneath the great works of Browning, so average if you will. (Report) Reply

  • (4/22/2010 8:02:00 PM)

    Just read this on a sunny day. Read this of a good woman. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (4/22/2010 1:58:00 AM)

    After the romantic poets like Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley and John Keats, the poet remains fresh in mind is Robert Browning only! This poem is just one piece to say his name but other poems of his are better than this! It is just like 'heard melodies are sweet but unheard melodies are sweeter! ' (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Straw (4/22/2009 6:43:00 AM)

    Browning's prosodic affectations have always annoyed me. He makes it difficult to read his work. (Report) Reply

  • (4/22/2009 1:14:00 AM)

    Browning, along with Tennyson and Matthew Arnold, is considered one of the great Victorian-era poets of the English language. I took a class on this subject, and though I did not read all of his dramatic monologues (or other works) , I have a hunch this particular piece would not have been selected to be studied. I couldn't finish it either. Where's My Last Duchess? (Report) Reply

  • (4/22/2009 12:17:00 AM)

    Speaks well of an earlier era of time. Where a woman was praised and placed on a pedestal. Not as today, a cheap object for a fast fling. It is more respect for a woman. Though the same inner lusts existed, they had a dog leash attached to them. How moral decay, has come upon people today, for a few gold coins. Church was the center of life, not the BIG MOM TV. (Report) Reply

  • (4/22/2008 10:53:00 PM)

    it is a good detailed poem but i lost interest in it because it was too long and well i would give this a 7.5/10 (Report) Reply

  • Mark Nwagwu (4/22/2008 12:26:00 PM)

    a prettywoman - elicited all sorts of thoughts in me, some of which I could not hold on to. Al last managed to hang on to the beginning and the end and a few in-betweens -
    infantine fresh air of hers
    men can only keep what they make you (for which you are not responsible)
    all the face composed of flowers
    so we leave the swee face fondly there
    just perfection, whence rejection
    precious meatls ape petals

    Tells me I'm mere metal aping her petal
    she is truly comething else - prety woman
    must you gather -no, no, not this pretty woman; gave this 7
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  • (4/22/2008 8:04:00 AM)

    this is good poem but the meaning is unclear (Report) Reply

  • (4/22/2007 3:22:00 PM)

    Cant say that I like it. I would not say I do simply beacause it is Browning. (Report) Reply

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