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by Robert Browning

 

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Passions in Poetry Home > All Poems > Classic Poetry > Robert Browning > Through the Metodja to Abd-El-Kadr Through the Metodja to Abd-El-Kadr
Robert Browning
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Song, from Pippa Passes
by Robert Browning

Overhead the tree-tops meet,
Flowers and grass spring 'neath one's feet;
There was nought above me, and nought below,
My childhood had not learned to know:
For what are the voices of birds
- Ay, and of beasts, -but words -our words,
Only so much more sweet?
The knowledge of that with my life begun!
But I had so near made out the sun,
And counted your stars, the Seven and One,
Like the fingers of my hand:
Nay, I could all but understand
Wherefore through heaven the white moon ranges,
And just when out of her soft fifty changes
No unfamiliar face might overlook me -
Suddenly God took me!

 

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