Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861) was one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era. Her poetry was widely popular in both England and the United States during her lifetime. A collection of her last poems was published by her husband, Robert Browning, shortly after her death.

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    I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless;
    That only men incredulous of despair,
    Half-taught in anguish, through the midnight air
    Beat upward to God’s throne in loud access
    Of shrieking and reproach. Full desertness,
    In souls as countries, lieth silent-bare
    Under the blanching, vertical eye-glare
    Of the absolute Heavens.
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)

    He, in his developed manhood, stood,
    A little sunburnt by the glare of life.
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)

    I saw, in gradual vision through my tears,
    The sweet, sad years, the melancholy years, . . .
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)

    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’—
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)