Robert Browning Poems
|121.||Another Way Of Love||5/13/2001|
|122.||Andrea Del Sarto||12/31/2002|
|123.||"Heap Cassia, Sandal-Buds And Stripes"||12/31/2002|
|124.||Why I Am A Liberal||1/3/2003|
|126.||A Grammarian's Funeral Shortly After The Revival Of Learnin||1/1/2004|
|127.||Home Thoughts, From Abroad||1/13/2003|
|128.||Meeting At Night||5/13/2001|
|131.||Bishop Blougram's Apology||1/1/2004|
|132.||Life In A Bottle||12/31/2002|
|133.||Any Wife To Any Husband||5/13/2001|
|135.||In Three Days||5/13/2001|
|136.||Love In A Life||5/13/2001|
|137.||The Pied Piper Of Hamelin||5/13/2001|
|138.||By The Fire-Side||5/13/2001|
|139.||A Light Woman||5/13/2001|
|140.||A Lovers' Quarrel||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.||My Last Duchess||5/13/2001|
|147.||A Woman's Last Word||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!