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Poem by Elizabeth Barrett-Browning


Tears


THANK God, bless God, all ye who suffer not
More grief than ye can weep for. That is well--
That is light grieving ! lighter, none befell
Since Adam forfeited the primal lot.
Tears ! what are tears ? The babe weeps in its cot,
The mother singing, at her marriage-bell
The bride weeps, and before the oracle
Of high-faned hills the poet has forgot
Such moisture on his cheeks. Thank God for grace,
Ye who weep only ! If, as some have done,
Ye grope tear-blinded in a desert place

And touch but tombs,--look up I those tears will run
Soon in long rivers down the lifted face,
And leave the vision clear for stars and sun.



Elizabeth Barrett-Browning


Elizabeth Barrett-Browning's other poems:
  1. Sonnets from the Portuguese. 20. Belovëd, my Belovëd, when I think
  2. Sonnets from the Portuguese. 18. I never gave a lock of hair away
  3. Sonnets from the portuguese. 31. Thou comest! all is said without a word
  4. Sonnets from the Portuguese. 12. Indeed this very love which is my boast
  5. The House of Clouds


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • John Cheney Tears ("Not in the time of pleasure")
  • Lizette Reese Tears ("WHEN I consider Life and its few years")

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