Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Durham / England
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Durham / England
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Pain In Pleasure

Rating: 3.2
A THOUGHT ay like a flower upon mine heart,
And drew around it other thoughts like bees
For multitude and thirst of sweetnesses;
Whereat rejoicing, I desired the art
Of the Greek whistler, who to wharf and mart
Could lure those insect swarms from orange-trees
That I might hive with me such thoughts and please
My soul so, always. foolish counterpart
Of a weak man's vain wishes ! While I spoke,
The thought I called a flower grew nettle-rough
The thoughts, called bees, stung me to festering:
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COMMENTS
Harmeet 09 July 2019
Nice poetry
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Susan Williams 16 October 2015
evocative of profound emotions combined with intellectual thought,
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Jayatissa K. Liyanage 16 October 2015
A exquisitely wrapped up philosophical thought, in to a metaphorical beauty.
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Savita Tyagi 16 October 2015
Beautiful. A pleasure to read!
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* Sunprincess * 16 October 2015
...........wonderful poem...I love the similes ?
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Edward Kofi Louis 16 October 2015
To sting like a bee. Nice work.
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Ramesh T A 16 October 2015
Love thoughts pestering one enjoys pleasure in life indeed!
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