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Women And Roses - Poem by Robert Browning

I.

I dream of a red-rose tree.
And which of its roses three
Is the dearest rose to me?

II.

Round and round, like a dance of snow
In a dazzling drift, as its guardians, go
Floating the women faded for ages,
Sculptured in stone, on the poet's pages.
Then follow women fresh and gay,
Living and loving and loved to-day.
Last, in the rear, flee the multitude of maidens,
Beauties yet unborn. And all, to one cadence,
They circle their rose on my rose tree.

III.

Dear rose, thy term is reached,
Thy leaf hangs loose and bleached:
Bees pass it unimpeached.

IV.

Stay then, stoop, since I cannot climb,
You, great shapes of the antique time!
How shall I fix you, fire you, freeze you,
Break my heart at your feet to please you?
Oh, to possess and be possessed!
Hearts that beat 'neath each pallid breast!
Once but of love, the poesy, the passion,
Drink but once and die!---In vain, the same fashion,
They circle their rose on my rose tree.

V.

Dear rose, thy joy's undimmed,
Thy cup is ruby-rimmed,
Thy cup's heart nectar-brimmed.

VI.

Deep, as drops from a statue's plinth
The bee sucked in by the hyacinth,
So will I bury me while burning,
Quench like him at a plunge my yearning,
Eyes in your eyes, lips on your lips!
Fold me fast where the cincture slips,
Prison all my soul in eternities of pleasure,
Girdle me for once! But no---the old measure,
They circle their rose on my rose tree.

VII.

Dear rose without a thorn,
Thy bud's the babe unborn:
First streak of a new morn.

VIII.

Wings, lend wings for the cold, the clear!
What is far conquers what is near.
Roses will bloom nor want beholders,
Sprung from the dust where our flesh moulders.
What shall arrive with the cycle's change?
A novel grace and a beauty strange.
I will make an Eve, be the artist that began her,
Shaped her to his mind!---Alas! in like manner
They circle their rose on my rose tree.


Comments about Women And Roses by Robert Browning

  • Gold Star - 77,488 Points Rajnish Manga (10/7/2015 11:59:00 PM)

    Lovely poem from the old master- drawing a portrait of rose, nature and women. I am delighted to read it. A quote:
    Eyes in your eyes, lips on your lips!
    Fold me fast where the cincture slips, (Report) Reply

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Poems About Women

  1. 1. Women And Roses , Robert Browning
  2. 2. There's Wisdom In Women , Rupert Brooke
  3. 3. Beautiful Women , Walt Whitman
  4. 4. No Fault In Women , Robert Herrick
  5. 5. The Song Of The Women , Rudyard Kipling
  6. 6. Against Women Unconstant , Geoffrey Chaucer
  7. 7. Mary, Pity Women! , Rudyard Kipling
  8. 8. Diaspora Women , Anil Soneji
  9. 9. Women , Carl Balis
  10. 10. Women , Geraldine Cutler
  11. 11. Women Of Courage , Kathy L. Goings
  12. 12. What Women Want , Rebecca Ann Pinson
  13. 13. Tsholofelo, My Hope (A Tribute To The As.. , Remedios Nalundasan-Abijan
  14. 14. Women Are Nice! , Richard A. Granholm
  15. 15. The Spirited Women , Vanessa M. Chattman
  16. 16. Lectures To Women On Physical Science , James Clerk Maxwell
  17. 17. The Old Women , Arthur Symons
  18. 18. Glory Of Women , Siegfried Sassoon
  19. 19. Women , Louise Bogan
  20. 20. Harp Song Of The Dane Women , Rudyard Kipling
  21. 21. Fearful Women , Carolyn Kizer
  22. 22. The Lost Women , Lucille Clifton
  23. 23. Give Me Women, Wine, And Snuff , John Keats
  24. 24. Mourning Women , Mathilde Blind
  25. 25. Men And Women , James Kenneth Stephen
  26. 26. Lines On Hearing It Declared That No Wom.. , Mary Darby Robinson
  27. 27. Praise Of Women , Robert Mannyng of Brunne
  28. 28. The Women Of The West , George Essex Evans
  29. 29. A Form Of Women , Robert Creeley
  30. 30. The Laughter Of Women , Lisel Mueller
  31. 31. Watching The Mayan Women , Luisa Villani
  32. 32. Spanish Women , Robert William Service
  33. 33. Sonnet (Women Have Loved Before As I Lov.. , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  34. 34. The Leaves Like Women Interchange , Emily Dickinson
  35. 35. That Women Are But Men's Shadows , Benjamin Jonson
  36. 36. The Women Who Clean Fish , Erica Funkhouser
  37. 37. Nativity: For Two Salvadoran Women, 1968.. , Demetria Martínez
  38. 38. What Do Women Want? , Kim Addonizio
  39. 39. Two Women , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  40. 40. Sonnet: The Downtrodden Women , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  41. 41. Women Iii , Valerie Jupe!
  42. 42. Women Are Bad, Sinners , Richard Merrell
  43. 43. Lifelessly In Love (Battered Women) , Cecelia Weir
  44. 44. Ballad Of Women I Love , Eugene Field
  45. 45. Epistle Ii: To A Lady (Of The Characters.. , Alexander Pope
  46. 46. Blessed Among Women --To The Signora Cai.. , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  47. 47. On A Fortification At Boston Begun By Wo.. , Benjamin Tompson
  48. 48. To Women As Far As I'M Concerned , David Herbert Lawrence
  49. 49. I Love Sensual Women , Daniil Ivanovich Kharms
  50. 50. The Welcome Of The Women Of Braj , Sant Surdas
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