Life In A Love

Escape me?
While I am I, and you are you,
So long as the world contains us both,
Me the loving and you the loth
While the one eludes, must the other pursue.
My life is a fault at last, I fear:
It seems too much like a fate, indeed!
Though I do my best I shall scarce succeed.
But what if I fail of my purpose here?
It is but to keep the nerves at strain,
To dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall,
And, baffled, get up and begin again,---
So the chace takes up one's life ' that's all.
While, look but once from your farthest bound
At me so deep in the dust and dark,
No sooner the old hope goes to ground
Than a new one, straight to the self-same mark,
I shape me---

by Robert Browning

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Comments (7)

Reminiscent of the bard's take on life. Thanks for sharing this enjoyable read.
fantastic description of life.
Fantastic short poem.....To renegotiate our starting price.10++
Very nice. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing.
Squeak! ! Thanks for sharing.
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