A Pretty Woman

That fawn-skin-dappled hair of hers,
And the blue eye
Dear and dewy,
And that infantine fresh air of hers!

by Robert Browning Click to read full poem

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Then how grace a rose? I know a way! Leave it, rather. Must you gather? Smell, kiss, wear it- -at last, throw away! The reality of love and life we come like buds floer fragrant smell than the flavour is immense when the rose is in her hair later in library books will it lay till some one comes and finds it with a signature yours in paper mache then memories of yours would a secret remain in books when one opens who was she the poets lover maybe sorry my apology Robert Browning
One of my favourite poets.. Beauty and Roses go hand in hand... best lines I liked Then how grace a rose? I know a way! Leave it, rather. Must you gather? . Thanks
Great words figuratively. Great done
To hear an echo from the past - forever blasts. When cherry blosoms, never picked. Forever seem to last.....iip
Beautiful poem, beautiful description
Good poem written in simple and elegant manner.
I've always had some contempt for this work it seems so beneath the great works of Browning, so average if you will.
Just read this on a sunny day. Read this of a good woman.
After the romantic poets like Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley and John Keats, the poet remains fresh in mind is Robert Browning only! This poem is just one piece to say his name but other poems of his are better than this! It is just like 'heard melodies are sweet but unheard melodies are sweeter! '
Browning's prosodic affectations have always annoyed me. He makes it difficult to read his work.
Browning, along with Tennyson and Matthew Arnold, is considered one of the great Victorian-era poets of the English language. I took a class on this subject, and though I did not read all of his dramatic monologues (or other works) , I have a hunch this particular piece would not have been selected to be studied. I couldn't finish it either. Where's My Last Duchess?
Speaks well of an earlier era of time. Where a woman was praised and placed on a pedestal. Not as today, a cheap object for a fast fling. It is more respect for a woman. Though the same inner lusts existed, they had a dog leash attached to them. How moral decay, has come upon people today, for a few gold coins. Church was the center of life, not the BIG MOM TV.
it is a good detailed poem but i lost interest in it because it was too long and well i would give this a 7.5/10
a prettywoman - elicited all sorts of thoughts in me, some of which I could not hold on to. Al last managed to hang on to the beginning and the end and a few in-betweens - infantine fresh air of hers men can only keep what they make you (for which you are not responsible) all the face composed of flowers so we leave the swee face fondly there just perfection, whence rejection precious meatls ape petals Tells me I'm mere metal aping her petal she is truly comething else - prety woman must you gather -no, no, not this pretty woman; gave this 7
this is good poem but the meaning is unclear
Cant say that I like it. I would not say I do simply beacause it is Browning.