An Apprehension

IF all the gentlest-hearted friends I know
Concentred in one heart their gentleness,
That still grew gentler till its pulse was less
For life than pity,--I should yet be slow

by Elizabeth Barrett Browning Click to read full poem

Comments about An Apprehension

Muzahidul Reza 05 Nov 2017 11:48
That still grew gentler till its pulse was less For life than pity, - I should yet be slow, ........ well done
Rose Marie Juan-austin 05 Nov 2017 11:48
Another magnificent poem from one of the most accomplished poets of all time.
Bharati Nayak 05 Nov 2017 11:46
My false ideal joy and fickle woe, Out full to light and knowledge; I should fear Some plait between the brows, some rougher chime In the free voice. O angels, let your flood Of bitter scorn dash on me! do ye hear What I say who hear calmly all the time This everlasting face to face with GOD? - - - - - -It is faith in divine power or the true knowledge that makes one calm in the face of all hurdles.
Subhas Chandra Chakra 05 Nov 2017 08:41
Beautiful creation. Amazing poem.
Bernard F. Asuncion 05 Nov 2017 03:25
Such a great poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning....
Kumarmani Mahakul 05 Nov 2017 01:37
Touching expression with sadness. Beautiful poem.
Ratnakar Mandlik 05 Nov 2016 11:36
Apprehensions of a gentleman poet portrayed in a superb poem. Thanks for sharing it here.
Pranab K Chakraborty 05 Nov 2016 01:10
I should yet be slow To bring my own heart nakedly below The palm of such a friend, that he should press Motive, condition, means, appliances, ................Fantastic the review of reality!
Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 05 Nov 2016 10:05
A beautiful and expression of sorrow that I see in this poem.
Indira Renganathan 05 Nov 2016 09:47
very touching...specially the last two lines-10
Mizzy ........ 05 Nov 2016 09:12
Fabulous poetry.....
Tom Billsborough 05 Nov 2016 05:02
Sadness and joy. What a beautiful poem from a great poet.
Edward Kofi Louis 05 Nov 2016 02:56
Gentlest-hearted friends! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
Kevin Patrick 29 Apr 2016 04:13
A wonderful work, it sounds so joyous but when read there is a deeper sense of sadness evoked behind the meaning of the words. My favorite part is the last bit O angels, let your flood Of bitter scorn dash on me! do ye hear What I say who hear calmly all the time This everlasting face to face with GOD? Sad but also warming, her words still have everlasting power.
M Asim Nehal 29 Apr 2016 09:07
Awesome poem.....Loved it.