Love Poems of Elizabeth and Robert Browning by Elizabeth Barrett BrowningWow, I adored these poems. They were beautiful. Robert and Elizabeth had such a fascinating and beautiful love story and their poetry definitely reflects that.
All that I know
Of a certain star
Is, it can throw
(Like the angled spar)
Now a dart of red,
Now a dart of blue,
Till my friends have said
They would fain see, too,
My star that dartles the red and the blue!
Then it stops like a bird: like a flower, hangs furled;
They must solace themselves with the Saturn above it.
What matter to me if their star is a world?
Mine has opened its soul to me; therefore I love it.
My Star, Robert Browning
Im pretty sure any woman would be stoked to have her husband write her a poem like that.
Mine has opened its soul to me; therefore I love it???
Mr Darcy has nothing on this guy.
First Letter from Robert Browning to Elizabeth Barrett
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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A Google doodle brings Elizabeth Browning to mind this morning on what would have been her th birthday. She was an extraordinary woman who fiercely opposed the slavery on which her family's fortune was founded, while struggling with lifelong illness. She was incredibly well-read , though according to her husband and fellow-poet Robert Browning she was "self-taught in almost every respect", and became the first female poet ever to be considered for poet laureate — though Tennyson was chosen to follow Wordsworth instead. But what about the poems? Her work has, arguably, endured better than that of her husband " Home Thoughts from Abroad " and its "gaudy melon-flower" excepted. Here are a few to get you started:. The victim of a thousand wedding readings, it is part of her Sonnets from the Portuguese cycle, and was written during her courtship with Robert Browning.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day's Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men strive for right. I love thee purely, as they turn from praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during.
you have my heart meme
She was the oldest of 12 children, and her family made their fortune from Jamaican sugar plantations. Educated at home, Barrett was a precocious reader and writer., Robert Browning was a prolific Victorian-era poet and playwright. He is widely recognized as a master of dramatic monologue and psychological portraiture.
Celebrated in their time and still popular over a century after their deaths, Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett had a unique relationship which is reflected in their work. Both were distinguished as poets before they met, and they learnt from one another without ever sacrificing their individuality. All the great themes they shared are represented in this collection of their shorter poems — love, marriage, poetry, religion, England and Italy, the natural world — and the poems are accompanied by a selection from the marvellous letters they wrote to one another, especially in the years of their courtship. Among the items included are extracts from Aurora Leigh and Pauline , and the whole of Sonnets from the Portuguese , together with many lyrics and narrative poems by both poets. Robert Browning attended the newly founded University of London for a year before travelling widely on the Continent in the s and s.