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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume II. Love.  1904.
 
VII. Love’s Power
Love: “Such a starved bank of moss”
Robert Browning (1812–1889)
 
SUCH a starved bank of moss
    Till, that May morn,
Blue ran the flash across:
    Violets were born!
 
Sky—what a scowl of cloud        5
    Till, near and far,
Ray on ray split the shroud:
    Splendid, a star!
 
World—how it walled about
    Life with disgrace        10
Till God’s own smile came out;
    That was thy face!
 
 
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