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Robert Browning: A Face

R o b e r t   B r o w n i n g

(1812-1889)

 

A   F a c e

 

If one could have that little head of hers

Painted upon a background of pale gold,

Such as the Tuscan’s early art prefers!

No shade encroaching on the matchless mold

Of those two lips, which should be opening soft

In the pure profile; not as when she laughs,

For that spoils all; but rather as if aloft

Yon hyacinth, she loves so, leaned its staff’s

Burthen of honey-colored buds to kiss

And capture ‘twixt the lips apart for this.

Then her lithe neck, three fingers might surround,

How it should waver on the pale gold ground

Up to the fruit-shaped, perfect chin it lifts!

I know, Correggio loves to mass, in rifts

Of heaven, his angel faces, orb on orb

Breaking its outline, burning shades absorb;

But these are only massed there, I should think,

Waiting to see some wonder momently

Grow out, stand full, fade slow against the sky

(That’s the pale ground you’d see this sweet face by),

All heaven, meanwhile, condensed into one eye

Which fears to lose the wonder, should it wink.

 

Robert Browning poetry

k e m p i s   p o e t r y   m a g a z i n e

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