Elizabeth Barrett Browning

(6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861 / Durham / England)

Sonnet 02 - But Only Three In All God's Universe - Poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

II

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.


Comments about Sonnet 02 - But Only Three In All God's Universe by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • Ramesh T A (7/12/2015 2:22:00 PM)


    These sonnets are full of joy to experience in lief like the characters Elizabeth Barrett has depicted nicely! (Report) Reply

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  • Dawn Fuzan (5/15/2014 9:54:00 AM)


    I like your poem Elizabeth.nice work (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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