Flush Or Faunus Poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Flush Or Faunus

Rating: 4.7


You see this dog. It was but yesterday
I mused, forgetful of his presence here,
Till thought on thought drew downward tear on tear;
When from the pillow, where wet-cheeked I lay,
A head as hairy as Faunus, thrust its way
Right sudden against my face,—two golden-clear
Large eyes astonished mine,—a drooping ear
Did flap me on either cheek, to dry the spray!
I started first, as some Arcadian
Amazed by goatly god in twilight grove:
But as my bearded vision closelier ran
My tears off, I knew Flush, and rose above
Surprise and sadness; thanking the true Pan,
Who, by low creatures, leads to heights of love.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Edward Kofi Louis 26 April 2017

Downward tear! ! Thanks for sharing.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 26 April 2017

Heights of love.... thanks for posting....

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Tom Allport 26 April 2017

a girls best friend poem with lots of sloppy kisses? ..........wonderfully written.

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Sandra Feldman 26 April 2017

I loved your comment. It made me smile and then drop some tears for mine, no longer here

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Lantz Pierre 26 April 2017

There is nothing like a loving ode to a big, loving dog. Cats can have the internet, dogs just have to get in their owners' faces and mop up the tears and provoke a smile. Irresistible and appropriately irreverent.

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Chinedu Dike 05 March 2022

An interesting piece nicely embellished with poetic rhyme and rhyme. A beautiful creation....

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Marieta Maglas 27 April 2020

This beautiful poem for the transfiguration of the soul belonging to a dear animal emphasizes the purity and the love feeling existent in the absence of consciousness and necessary for the complex process of human asceticism

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Dr Antony Theodore 27 April 2020

But as my bearded vision closelier ran My tears off, I knew Flush, and rose above Surprise and sadness; thanking the true Pan, Who, by low creatures, leads to heights of love. very good poem. tony

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Mahtab Bangalee 27 April 2019

I started first, as some Arcadian Amazed by goatly god in twilight grove../// amazing expression

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Kumarmani Mahakul 27 April 2019

Forgetful of his presence here is mused with great enthusiasm and this poem motivates readers with great care and dignity. Surprise and sadness was known in flush. Low creature still leads to height of love and this poem is very brilliantly penned. An excellent sharing is done.10

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