Robert Browning

(1812-1889 / London / England)

Meeting At Night

Poem by Robert Browning


The grey sea and the long black land;
And the yellow half-moon large and low;
And the startled little waves that leap
In fiery ringlets from their sleep,
As I gain the cove with pushing prow,
And quench its speed i' the slushy sand.


Then a mile of warm sea-scented beach;
Three fields to cross till a farm appears;
A tap at the pane, the quick sharp scratch
And blue spurt of a lighted match,
And a voice less loud, thro' its joys and fears,
Than the two hearts beating each to each!

Form: Sonnet

Comments about Meeting At Night by Robert Browning

  • Abhijit karmakar (12/25/2017 7:49:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem(Report)Reply

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  • Tapan M. SarenTapan M. Saren (3/3/2016 9:15:00 PM)

    Amazing love poem.. Really really beautiful(Report)Reply

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  • Biplab SinghaBiplab Singha (3/26/2014 9:39:00 AM)

    Getting inspired by you I wrote 'Love at Night'.It is a really a love poem got after many difficulties.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 13, 2001

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 13, 2001