Friday, January 23, 2015

Poetry Post: "Meeting at Night" and "Parting at Morning" by Robert Browning

These two poems by Robert Browning are the types of poems that romance novels are built upon. The imagery is rich in "Meeting at Night" and those last two lines..those beating hearts, gah. And then the simplicity of "Parting at Morning" interesting and curious to me--again, that last grabs my attention. 

Meeting at Night

The grey sea and the long black land;
And the yellow half-moon large and low;
And the startled little waves that leap
In fiery ringlets from their sleep,
As I gain the cove with pushing prow,
And quench its speed i' the slushy sand.

Then a mile of warm sea-scented beach;
Three fields to cross till a farm appears;
A tap at the pane, the quick sharp scratch
And blue spurt of a lighted match,
And a voice less loud, thro' its joys and fears,
Than the two hearts beating each to each!

Parting at Morning
Round the cape of a sudden came the sea,
And the sun looked over the mountain's rim:
And straight was a path of gold for him,
And the need of a world of men for me.

Poem one can be found here and poem two can be found here

1 comment

  1. I am a bigger fan of poem number 2. As I pictured the sun rising over the hill at my childhood home. Chills, Shel...chills.


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