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When Our Two Souls... by Browning HELP
Posted by: krazedkazoo (71.180.88.---)
Date: November 07, 2007 08:46PM

I can't find a criticism of Elizibeth Barret Browning's "When Our Two Souls Stand Up Erect and Strong" anywhere. Can someone help find one for me?

Here it is:

WHEN our two souls stand up erect and strong,
Face to face, silent, drawing nigh and nigher,
Until the lengthening wings break into fire
At either curving point,—what bitter wrong
Can the earth do us, that we should not long 5
Be here contented? Think! In mounting higher,
The angels would press on us, and aspire
To drop some golden orb of perfect song
Into our deep, dear silence. Let us stay
Rather on earth, Belovèd—where the unfit 10
Contrarious moods of men recoil away
And isolate pure spirits, and permit
A place to stand and love in for a day,
With darkness and the death-hour rounding it.

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