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An Apprehension

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IF all the gentlest-hearted friends I know
Concentred in one heart their gentleness,
That still grew gentler till its pulse was less
For life than pity,--I should yet be slow
To bring my own heart nakedly below
The palm of such a friend, that he should press
Motive, condition, means, appliances,

My false ideal joy and fickle woe,
Out full to light and knowledge; I should fear
Some plait between the brows, some rougher chime
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Muzahidul Reza 05 November 2017
That still grew gentler till its pulse was less For life than pity, - I should yet be slow, ........ well done
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Rose Marie Juan-austin 05 November 2017
Another magnificent poem from one of the most accomplished poets of all time.
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Bharati Nayak 05 November 2017
My false ideal joy and fickle woe, Out full to light and knowledge; I should fear Some plait between the brows, some rougher chime In the free voice. O angels, let your flood Of bitter scorn dash on me! do ye hear What I say who hear calmly all the time This everlasting face to face with GOD? - - - - - -It is faith in divine power or the true knowledge that makes one calm in the face of all hurdles.
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Subhas Chandra Chakra 05 November 2017
Beautiful creation. Amazing poem.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 05 November 2017
Such a great poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning....
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Kumarmani Mahakul 05 November 2017
Touching expression with sadness. Beautiful poem.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 05 November 2016
Apprehensions of a gentleman poet portrayed in a superb poem. Thanks for sharing it here.
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Pranab K Chakraborty 05 November 2016
I should yet be slow To bring my own heart nakedly below The palm of such a friend, that he should press Motive, condition, means, appliances, ................Fantastic the review of reality!
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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 05 November 2016
A beautiful and expression of sorrow that I see in this poem.
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Indira Renganathan 05 November 2016
very touching...specially the last two lines-10
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