Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Durham / England
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Durham / England
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A Sea-Side Walk

Rating: 2.8
We walked beside the sea,
After a day which perished silently
Of its own glory---like the Princess weird
Who, combating the Genius, scorched and seared,
Uttered with burning breath, 'Ho! victory!'
And sank adown, an heap of ashes pale;
So runs the Arab tale.

The sky above us showed
An universal and unmoving cloud,
On which, the cliffs permitted us to see
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COMMENTS
Carol Bailey 16 November 2016
I read this after posting my own poem on here. When I read this I understood it very strongly.
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Brian Jani 13 May 2014
Elizabeth Amazing poetic skills here
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* Sunprincess * 09 November 2013
seems to be the ending of a perfect day and now the party is over and everyone is sad.. nicely done
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