Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Durham / England
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Durham / England

Sonnet 02 - But Only Three In All God's Universe

Rating: 2.8

But only three in all God's universe
Have heard this word thou hast said,—Himself, beside
Thee speaking, and me listening! and replied
One of us . . . that was God, . . . and laid the curse
So darkly on my eyelids, as to amerce
My sight from seeing thee,—that if I had died,
The deathweights, placed there, would have signified
Less absolute exclusion. 'Nay' is worse
From God than from all others, O my friend!
Men could not part us with their worldly jars,
Nor the seas change us, nor the tempests bend;
Our hands would touch for all the mountain-bars:
And, heaven being rolled between us at the end,
We should but vow the faster for the stars.
Ramesh T A 12 July 2015
These sonnets are full of joy to experience in lief like the characters Elizabeth Barrett has depicted nicely!
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Dawn Fuzan 15 May 2014
I like your poem Elizabeth.nice work
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