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A Pretty Woman Analysis



Author: poem of Robert Browning Type: poem Views: 132

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I



That fawn-skin-dappled hair of hers,

And the blue eye

Dear and dewy,

And that infantine fresh air of hers!



II



To think men cannot take you, Sweet,

And enfold you,

Ay, and hold you,

And so keep you what they make you, Sweet!



III



You like us for a glance, you know—

For a word's sake,

Or a sword's sake,

All's the same, whate'er the chance, you know.



IV



And in turn we make you ours, we say—

You and youth too,

Eyes and mouth too,

All the face composed of flowers, we say.



V



All's our own, to make the most of, Sweet—

Sing and say for,

Watch and pray for,

Keep a secret or go boast of, Sweet.



VI



But for loving, why, you would not, Sweet,

Though we prayed you,

Paid you, brayed you

In a mortar—for you could not, Sweet.



VII



So, we leave the sweet face fondly there—

Be its beauty

Its sole duty!

Let all hope of grace beyond, lie there!



VIII



And while the face lies quiet there,

Who shall wonder

That I ponder

A conclusion? I will try it there.



IX



As,—why must one, for the love forgone,

Scout mere liking?

Thunder-striking

Earth,—the heaven, we looked above for, gone!



X



Why with beauty, needs there money be—

Love with liking?

Crush the fly-king

In his gauze, because no honey bee?



XI



May not liking be so simple-sweet,

If love grew there

'Twould undo there

All that breaks the cheek to dimples sweet?



XII



Is the creature too imperfect, say?

Would you mend it

And so end it?

Since not all addition perfects aye!



XIII



Or is it of its kind, perhaps,

Just perfection—

Whence, rejection

Of a grace not to its mind, perhaps?



XIV



Shall we burn up, tread that face at once

Into tinder

And so hinder

Sparks from kindling all the place at once?



XV



Or else kiss away one's soul on her?

Your love-fancies!—

A sick man sees

Truer, when his hot eyes roll on her!



XVI



Thus the craftsman thinks to grace the rose,—

Plucks a mould-flower

For his gold flower,

Uses fine things that efface the rose.



XVII



Rosy rubies make its cup more rose,

Precious metals

Ape the petals,—

Last, some old king locks it up, morose!



XVIII



Then, how grace a rose? I know a way!

Leave it rather.

Must you gather?

Smell, kiss, wear it—at last, throw away!






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