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   English Poetry II: From Collins to Fitzgerald.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
608. Sonnets from the Portuguese
 
XXXI
 
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
 
 
THOU comest! all is said without a word.
I sit beneath thy looks as children do
In the noon-sun, with souls that tremble through
Their happy eyelids from an unaverred
Yet prodigal inward joy. Behold, I erred        5
In that last doubt! and yet I cannot rue
The sin most, but the occasion—that we two
Should for a moment stand unministered
By a mutual presence. Ah, keep near and close,
Thou dovelike help! and, when my fears would rise,        10
With thy broad heart serenely interpose:
Brood down with thy divine sufficiencies
These thoughts which tremble when bereft of those,
Like callow birds left desert to the skies.
 

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