Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TWO SKETCHES: 1. H.B., by ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING



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TWO SKETCHES: 1. H.B., by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shadow of her face upon the wall
Last Line: Methinks there's still some warmer place within.'
Subject(s): Barrett, Henrietta


THE shadow of her face upon the wall
May take your memory to the perfect Greek,
But when you front her, you would call the cheek
Too full, sir, for your models, if withal
That bloom it wears could leave you critical,
And that smile reaching toward the rosy streak;
For one who smiles so has no need to speak
To lead your thoughts along, as steed to stall.
A smile that turns the sunny side o' the heart
On all the world, as if herself did win
By what she lavished on an open mart!
Let no man call the liberal sweetness, sin, --
For friends may whisper as they stand apart,
'Methinks there's still some warmer place within.'





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