Robert Browning

(1812-1889 / London / England)

Love In A Life - Poem by Robert Browning


Room after room,
I hunt the house through
We inhabit together.
Heart, fear nothing, for, heart, thou shalt find her---
Next time, herself!---not the trouble behind her
Left in the curtain, the couch's perfume!
As she brushed it, the cornice-wreath blossomed anew:
Yon looking-glass gleaned at the wave of her feather.


Yet the day wears,
And door succeeds door;
I try the fresh fortune---
Range the wide house from the wing to the centre.
Still the same chance! She goes out as I enter.
Spend my whole day in the quest,---who cares?
But 'tis twilight, you see,---with such suites to explore,
Such closets to search, such alcoves to importune!

Comments about Love In A Life by Robert Browning

  • Chandan Dey (7/25/2018 1:25:00 PM)

    Love is mystery, yet truth. A romantic search of Love throughout the Life, an extraordinary poem from an extraordinary poet.

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  • Binayakumar Mohanty (11/11/2017 11:17:00 AM)

    Thanks for sharing poem of such a great poet. (Report) Reply

  • Kishor Kumar Mishra (10/29/2017 9:38:00 PM)

    Searching for the love with all hopes. A poem nicely described. Thanks for sharing the poem of a great poet. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 13, 2001

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 13, 2001

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