Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE NAMES, by ROBERT BROWNING



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First Line: Shakespeare! - to such name's sounding, what succeeds
Last Line: Though dread -- this finite from that infinite.
Subject(s): Dramatists; Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Dramatists


SHAKESPEARE! -- to such name's sounding, what succeeds
Fitly as silence? Falter forth the spell, --
Act follows word, the speaker knows full well,
Nor tampers with its magic more than needs.
Two names there are: That which the Hebrew reads
With his soul only: if from lips it fell,
Echo, back thundered by earth, heaven and hell,
Would own "Thou didst create us!" Naught impedes
We voice the other name, man's most of might,
Awesomely, lovingly: let awe and love
Mutely await their working, leave to sight
All of the issue as -- below -- above --
Shakespeare's creation rises: one remove,
Though dread -- this finite from that infinite.





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