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Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Элизабет Барретт Браунинг)


Sonnet 15. Accuse Me Not, Beseech Thee, That I Wear


Accuse me not, beseech thee, that I wear
Too calm and sad a face in front of thine;
For we two look two ways, and cannot shine
With the same sunlight on our brow and hair.
On me thou lookest with no doubting care,
As on a bee shut in a crystalline;
Since sorrow hath shut me safe in love's divine,
And to spread wing and fly in the outer air
Were most impossible failure, if I strove
To fail so. But I look on thee—on thee—
Beholding, besides love, the end of love,
Hearing oblivion beyond memory;
As one who sits and gazes from above,
Over the rivers to the bitter sea. 



Elizabeth Barrett Browning's other poems:
  1. Sonnet 16. And Yet, Because Thou
  2. Sonnet 32. The First Time
  3. Grief
  4. Sonnet 17. My Poet, Thou Canst Touch
  5. Sonnet 10. Yet Love, Mere Love


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