Robert Browning Poems
|121.||Another Way Of Love||5/13/2001|
|123.||Why I Am A Liberal||1/3/2003|
|124.||A Grammarian's Funeral Shortly After The Revival Of Learnin||1/1/2004|
|126.||The Year's At The Spring||1/3/2003|
|127.||The Pied Piper Of Hamelin||5/13/2001|
|128.||By The Fire-Side||5/13/2001|
|129.||"Heap Cassia, Sandal-Buds And Stripes"||12/31/2002|
|130.||Any Wife To Any Husband||5/13/2001|
|131.||Life In A Bottle||12/31/2002|
|132.||Andrea Del Sarto||12/31/2002|
|133.||Home Thoughts, From Abroad||1/13/2003|
|134.||Love In A Life||5/13/2001|
|135.||Meeting At Night||5/13/2001|
|136.||In Three Days||5/13/2001|
|138.||A Serenade At The Villa||5/13/2001|
|139.||A Lovers' Quarrel||5/13/2001|
|140.||A Light Woman||5/13/2001|
|141.||Childe Roland To The Dark Tower Came||5/13/2001|
|144.||A Pretty Woman||5/13/2001|
|145.||Life In A Love||5/13/2001|
|146.||A Woman's Last Word||5/13/2001|
|147.||My Last Duchess||5/13/2001|
A Woman's Last Word
Let's contend no more, Love,
Strive nor weep:
All be as before, Love,
What so wild as words are?
I and thou
In debate, as birds are,
Hawk on bough!
See the creature stalking
While we speak!
Hush and hide the talking,
Cheek on cheek!
What so false as truth is,
False to thee?
Where the serpent's tooth is
Shun the tree---
Where the apple reddens
Lest we lose our Edens,
Eve and I.
Be a god and hold ...
The Lost Leader
Just for a handful of silver he left us,
Just for a riband to stick in his coat---
Found the one gift of which fortune bereft us,
Lost all the others she lets us devote;
They, with the gold to give, doled him out silver,
So much was theirs who so little allowed:
How all our copper had gone for his service!