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Sonnets from the Portuguese 5 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I lift my heavy heart up solemnly, As once Electra her sepulchral urn, And, looking in thine eyes, I overturn The ashes at thy feet. Behold and see What a great heap of grief lay hid in me, And how … Continue reading

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Sonnets from the Portuguese 1 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I thought once how Theocritus had sung Of the sweet years, the dear and wished for years, Who each one in a gracious hand appears To bear a gift for mortals, old or young: And, as I mused it in … Continue reading

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Sonnets from the Portuguese 44: Beloved, thou has brought me many flowers by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Beloved, thou hast brought me many flowers Plucked in the garden, all the summer through And winter, and it seemed as if they grew In this close room, nor missed the sun and showers, So, in the like name of … Continue reading

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So the dreams depart by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

So the dreams depart, So the fading phantoms flee, And the sharp reality Now must act its part. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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