Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Durham / England
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Durham / England
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Human Life’s Mystery

Rating: 2.9
We sow the glebe, we reap the corn,
We build the house where we may rest,
And then, at moments, suddenly,
We look up to the great wide sky,
Inquiring wherefore we were born…
For earnest or for jest?

The senses folding thick and dark
About the stifled soul within,
We guess diviner things beyond,
And yearn to them with yearning fond;
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nithya shree 17 December 2020
it is good and its very intersting poem also
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Juliet Languedoc 16 July 2020
An Impelling poem of this mortal life and its passion well package with unfolding interpretations. powerful poem. Thanks!
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Harmeet 09 July 2019
Nice, mysteries of divine
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Sylvaonyema Uba 03 May 2018
Nice piece. Good concept. SYLVA ONYEMA
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Sylvaonyema Uba 03 May 2018
Good use of the sestet stanza. Embellished in ten stanzas of equal sestet. SYLVAONYEMA
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Subhas Chandra Chakra 01 September 2017
As silver star did touch with star, The kiss of Peace and Righteousness Through all things that are done. Beautiful poem. Thanks. 10++++
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And widen, so, the broad life-wound Which soon is large enough for death. That conclusion is just fantastic. A poem that probes into man's relationship with the misty mysterious where words look like angels conveying transcendental meanings.
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Aftab Alam Khursheed 03 March 2015
thought provocative - We sow the glebe, we reap the corn, We build the house where we may rest, And then, at moments, suddenly, We look up to the great wide sky, Inquiring wherefore we were born… For earnest or for jest? thanks
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Great thoughts about life which makes most inspiring thoughts on human life we enjoy.
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