I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints I love thee with the breath,Smiles, tears, of all my life and, if God choose,I shall but love thee better after death.Bloomsbury Poetry Classics are selections from the work of some of our greatest poets The series is aimed at the general reader rather than the specialist and carries no critical or explanatoryI love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints I love thee with the breath,Smiles, tears, of all my life and, if God choose,I shall but love thee better after death.Bloomsbury Poetry Classics are selections from the work of some of our greatest poets The series is aimed at the general reader rather than the specialist and carries no critical or explanatory apparatus This can be found elsewhere In the series the poems introduce themselves, on an uncluttered page and in a format that is both attractive and convenient The selections have been made by the distinguished poet, critic, and biographer Ian Hamilton.
Selected Poems I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints I love thee with the breath Smiles tears of all my life and if God choose I shall but love thee better after death Bloomsbury Poetry Cla
All of the emphasis on her poems of love, such as how do I love you, let me count the ways are offensive to me because this is a woman who was much than a wife and lover to her poet husband I think that the emphasis on these writings to her husband, was a mechanism in her time for relegating her to the proper role for a woman poet, rather than recognizing that she stands alone at that time period and I believe even greater than her husband Robert Brownning as a great poet among both the sexes H [...]
This is not exactly my edition mine is brown but otherwise looks identical While most literary histories exclude Elizabeth Barret Browning while praising her husband, Robert Browning, it was interesting to discover that he only became famous after getting to know and to love her It is sad that Elizabeth today stands in his shadow or so it seems to me at least because there are some fine poems in this collection that showed me that she really was great woman I especially liked the excerpts of Aur [...]
This right here is my favorite book of poems in my possession If I m having a particularly dull day and feel in need of beauty or inspiration, I flip to The Romaunt of Margret, my favorite of the poems included within It is a beautifully tragic story of a young girl s despair so deep that she throws herself into the river to drown, for love lost and lack of support The bard addressing the reader gets involved in the story, helping it feel real, and all the tragic I feel like to focus on the bre [...]
Just not that good I was looking forward to reading her stuff, because of the high esteem many have of her, but I found her work stunted and clumsy Not that there weren t highlights of course, but poetry is supposed to be all highlights right It s the thing that makes it poetry Instead I found myself waiting for a let me count the ways moment, which I did once or twice a poem, but that s just not enough to make it good, or interesting, or worth reading another compendium of your droll poetry I l [...]
I found this book in the library whilst browsing for a quick read, and I am so happy that I did.Elizabeth B Browning has always been a favorite poet of mine since I was young, and discovering this book made my passion and love for her work grow all the stronger, especially through my discovery of my now number one favorite poem of all time by Elizabeth B Browning, The Soul s Expression It might even perhaps be my single most favorite poem ever, regardless of the poet.Otherwise, I fell in love w [...]
This is not the exact copy I am reading but basically the same I am not a big poem reader But I am really enjoying her poems and the short write up on her life I knew some of the things but not all She really is a wonderful example of perseverance in the face of many obstacles and seeing her pour the pain and worry about her future and what might have been and then her self chastisement into her poetry rings a little close to home
Early copy of this Elizabeth Barrett Browning is probably among my favorite female poets, and poets overall She had both fire and verve in her words I put her not only above Robert, but find her to be somewhat the anti thesis to Keats She both embraced the strength of her femininity, and challenged man s idea thereof despite health, and various other issues In the end, she should be labeled as among the premiere poets.
Great Victorian poetry on suffering and love Oddly, the poems that touched me the most were not the ones I was expected to read for my class Barrett s ability to cloak pain with love is quite amazing and her insight on gender relations is equally awesome Glad I read this selection
gothic darkness in the vein of Dickinson,sucking you in to a twisted beauty with ease
Bought this for only a few dollars and will treasure it forever Her language flows like a delicate Victorian fountain and curls you up.
One of the most popular women poets of the Victorian era.