Robert Browning
London / England
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By The Fire-Side

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How well I know what I mean to do
When the long dark autumn-evenings come:
And where, my soul, is thy pleasant hue?
With the music of all thy voices, dumb
In life's November too!

I shall be found by the fire, suppose,
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Suddenly needed to remember this poem that I used for my Art Calligraphy O level in 1956. I loved it then and love it still, it took me many hours to write out and illustrate - a real labour of love as Art was an extra subject for me with Miss Studer and Miss Franklin at NSG Northampton. I wish I had it still but alas not after more than 50 years, c'est la vie! !
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Castellenas John 14 April 2019
Thank you Robert Browning for the amazing poetry.
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Ramesh T A 10 May 2018
The long poem of Robert Browning is going on like a river flowing with ease till the end!
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Edward Kofi Louis 10 May 2018
The outside-frame! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Upendra majhi 10 May 2018
long dark autumn evening...poet is overwhelmed with this marvel of nature.In my village also I get this.. cool darknesss descending on standing rice crop in is also long. I cannot forget it.May be we remain infected with Poets style of perception.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 10 May 2018
Interesting to read though it is lengthy. Beautiful poem.
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Such a great write by Robert Browning??????
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Ratnakar Mandlik 24 April 2017
And I turn the page, turn the page. Thanks for sharing it here.
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