Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Durham / England
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Durham / England

Sonnet 14 - If Thou Must Love Me, Let It Be For Nought

Rating: 3.5
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If thou must love me, let it be for nought
Except for love's sake only. Do not say
'I love her for her smile—her look—her way
Of speaking gently,—for a trick of thought
That falls in well with mine, and certes brought
A sense of pleasant ease on such a day'—
For these things in themselves, Beloved, may
Be changed, or change for thee,—and love, so wrought,
May be unwrought so. Neither love me for
Thine own dear pity's wiping my cheeks dry,—
A creature might forget to weep, who bore
Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby!
But love me for love's sake, that evermore
Thou mayst love on, through love's eternity.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 01 March 2021
But love me for love's sake, that evermore Thou mayst love on, through love's eternity. Congratulations being chosen as The Classic Poem Of The Day! Reading one of EBB's poem is oft interesting, From such a passionate inside and a heart full of passion.5 Stars!
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Ravi Kopra 01 March 2021
mohabbat agar tum muj se karna chahtay ho/to karo mohabbat mohabbat k liyay hi/kisi aur baat k liyay nahin
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Mustafa Bellek 01 March 2021
Nice Poems
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John S 12 November 2020
Very intelligently written poem. Love her for naught but love’s sake. Love her not for superficial reasons like looks and the way she talks. For love can be unwrought by time. looks fade and people change so love her for loves sake and they can love for all eternity! How romantic. Rhyme: ABBAABBACDCDCD. Iambic pentameter sonnet I think.
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Adeeb Alfateh 23 July 2019
Be changed, or change for thee, —and love, so wrought, May be unwrought so. Neither love me for Thine own dear pity's wiping my cheeks dry, — A creature might forget to weep, who bore Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby! great and great and great great write 10+++++++++++++
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DragonRecoil 22 October 2018
Tis a very beautiful display of affection yet many don't know why i cry even though thy am shy
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Raghu RN 26 June 2018
All the things are difficult before easy
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Margaret Hamburger 08 February 2018
For John
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Chinedu Dike 14 January 2017
Beautiful portrayal of the essence of true love - a mighty spiritual experience that affects one profoundly.
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James Corro 25 May 2016
Love the person because you love him/her, not because of pity and attraction. Then, this gives the meaning of forever.
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