Barrett And Browning In Love
Elizabeth Barrettwas a poetess
by Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
And Robert Browning, a renowned poet.
He fell in love with the poetry of her
And subsequently started loving her.
‘I love your verses with all my heart.' Wrote he.
Her invalidation didn't deter his love.
He loved her when she was at thirty nine.
He loved her in spite of six year over age,
Her dark eyes and a large well shaped mouth
Were the features that attracted Browning.
‘When you came, you never went away.'
She wrote to him after his first visit.
She declined his proposal for marriage.
Her invalidation might ruin his life.
When she recovered, she eloped with him,
Fearing the wrath of her tyrant father.
They lived for sixteen years in Italy,
Both writing and living happily.
She died in 1886, leaning on his chest,
She had made a poem about her love for him,
‘I love thee to the depth, breadth and height
My soul could reach. .......................
........................... and if God chooses,
I shall but love thee better after death.'