By Elizabeth Browning
Aurora Leigh (1856), Elizabeth Barrett Browning's epic novel in clean verse, tells the tale of the making of a lady poet, exploring 'the girl question', paintings and its relation to politics and social oppression. The texts during this choice are established in general at the earliest published types of the poems. What Edgar Allan Poe known as 'her wild and luxurious genius' is amply in facts. as well as Aurora Leigh, this quantity includes poetry from different volumes of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's released poetry from 1826 to 1862, together with Casa Guidi home windows (1851), Songs for the Ragged faculties of London (1854) and the British Library manuscript textual content of the 'Sonnets from the Portuguese' (1846) which files her courtship with Robert Browning.
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And then there's the edgy allure of the dangerous ones - that red-haired cashier with an e-merald piercing her nostril's flare, or the carnival boy who tends the shooting booth those blind ducks with rings painted round their necks. This business of being human should not be such a lonely proposition. Maybe I should drop my spade and stride to my neighbor's alley, call out, It is I, the one for whom you have been waiting. Come down. Let us join our forces. Yes, a brash tarantella through fireweed, the shattered bottle glass.
But I am not so bold, not nearly so presuming. Instead I note the snail's slimy progress and my neighbor touches toes until the fog rolls down the hill like a memory that wants losing. He performs deep knee bends until he strikes a contract with himself that gets him through his day, a deal not unlike the one between earth and root, between green pear and empty hand. My neighbor crawls back through his window, his landing sways its vacant iron grid, and above the plummeting alley, a sleek gray seam of sky.
One failing stem designs pure curve, the single bloom so like the shape of cormorants in flight beyond tawny estuaries, beyond rollers in the bay striking out like the shoulders of so many swimmers. At first his mortal glance seems empty, then it's clear the emptiness is mine, that half-dreamt room is grief, a single creased syllable opening to the circling of cormorants inviolate, beyond the coast of anything we know. ~rAdagio * Across Majestic Boulevard, Steam Bath neons the snow to blue, and on her table a blue cup steams, a rime of stale cream circling its rim.
Aurora Leigh and Other Poems by Elizabeth Browning