Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Durham / England
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Durham / England
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Adequacy

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NOW, by the verdure on thy thousand hills,
Beloved England, doth the earth appear
Quite good enough for men to overbear
The will of God in, with rebellious wills !
We cannot say the morning-sun fulfils
Ingloriously its course, nor that the clear
Strong stars without significance insphere
Our habitation: we, meantime, our ills
Heap up against this good and lift a cry
Against this work-day world, this ill-spread feast,
As if ourselves were better certainly
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COMMENTS
Ratnakar Mandlik 29 April 2016
I ask thee not my joys to multiply, - Only to make me worthier of the least. Beautiful and profound write. Thanks for sharing it here.
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Oladoyin Micheal 29 April 2016
Although the world is suffering from the heat of economic break down, yet there are some things left to gladen one's heart in the country. I love this literary piece.
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R.k.s. Yadav [ Rahee] 29 April 2016
i ask thee not my joys to multiply- only to make me worthier of the least..beautiful thoughts with a great meaning
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Edward Kofi Louis 29 April 2016
Beloved England! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Alem Hailu G/kristos 29 April 2016
Yes we have to show stewardship to our environment to ensure the sustainability of life!
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* Sunprincess * 19 March 2014
........my favourite stanza.. NOW, by the verdure on thy thousand hills, Beloved England, doth the earth appear Quite good enough for men to overbear The will of God in, with rebellious wills! ~
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Cynthia Buhain-baello 20 October 2009
Written in perfection, and still relevant today, as we are suffering the consequences of what we did to 'Our habitation'...climate change.
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