Saturday, April 14, 2018

Memorabilia Poem By Robert Browning


  - By Robert Browning

Ah, did you once see Shelley plain, 
And did he stop and speak to you? 
And did you speak to him again? 
How strange it seems, and new! 

But you were living before that, 
And you are living after, 
And the memory I started at — 
My starting moves your laughter. 

I crossed a moor, with a name of its own 
And a certain use in the world no doubt, 
Yet a hand's-breadth of it shines alone 
'Mid the blank miles round about: 

For there I picked up on the heather 
And there I put inside my breast 
A moulted feather, an eagle-feather— 
Well, I forget the rest. 

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