Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, JOCOSERIA: PRELUDE, by ROBERT BROWNING

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JOCOSERIA: PRELUDE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wanting is - what?
Last Line: Grows love!
Subject(s): Moses

This is in the nature of a prelude to the entire group of poems.

WANTING is -- what?
Summer redundant,
Blueness abundant,
-- Where is the blot?
Beamy the world, yet a blank all the same,
-- Framework which waits for a picture to frame:
What of the leafage, what of the flower?
Roses embowering with naught they embower!
Come then, complete incompletion, O comer,
Pant through the blueness, perfect the summer!
Breathe but one breath
Rose-beauty above,
And all that was death
Grows life, grows love,
Grows love!

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