Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

Sonnet 29 - I Think Of Thee!&Mdash;My Thoughts Do Twine And Bud

Poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning


I think of thee!—my thoughts do twine and bud
About thee, as wild vines, about a tree,
Put out broad leaves, and soon there 's nought to see
Except the straggling green which hides the wood.
Yet, O my palm-tree, be it understood
I will not have my thoughts instead of thee
Who art dearer, better! Rather, instantly
Renew thy presence; as a strong tree should,
Rustle thy boughs and set thy trunk all bare,
And let these bands of greenery which insphere thee
Drop heavily down,—burst, shattered, everywhere!
Because, in this deep joy to see and hear thee
And breathe within thy shadow a new air,
I do not think of thee—I am too near thee.

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    why is no one commenting on my awesome poem. it deserves to be seen by the whole world (including Mr Donald Duck...I mean Trump) . I will take over the world with my cool af poem which will '' renew thy presence''. SHOUT OUT TO MY GIRL CARDI B.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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