Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Durham / England
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Durham / England
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Discontent

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LIGHT human nature is too lightly tost
And ruffled without cause, complaining on--
Restless with rest, until, being overthrown,
It learneth to lie quiet. Let a frost
Or a small wasp have crept to the inner-most
Of our ripe peach, or let the wilful sun
Shine westward of our window,--straight we run
A furlong's sigh as if the world were lost.
But what time through the heart and through the brain
God hath transfixed us,--we, so moved before,
Attain to a calm. Ay, shouldering weights of pain,
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Mahtab Bangalee 30 November 2019
We anchor in deep waters, safe from shore, And hear submissive o'er the stormy main God's chartered judgments walk for evermore. /// beautiful expression
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Kingsley Egbukole 30 November 2019
Beautifully articulated. Thanks for sharingp
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Ramesh T A 30 November 2019
Discontent leads to express ideas with depth full of metaphors quite eminent to muse over!
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Edward Kofi Louis 30 November 2019
Complaining! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Brian Jani 02 May 2014
Nice poem I like it very much
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