Elizabeth Barrett Browning - I Think Of Thee

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning - I Think Of Thee - Sonnet 29 - Read by Emma Micklewright

I Think Of Thee
Sonnet 29
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

I think of thee! — my thoughts do twine and bud
About thee, as wild vines, about a tree,
Put out broad leaves, and soon there's nought to see
Except the straggling green which hides the wood.
Yet, O my palm-tree, be it understood
I will not have my thoughts instead of thee
Who art dearer, better! Rather, instantly
Renew thy presence; as a strong tree should,
Rustle thy boughs and set thy trunk all bare,
And let these bands of greenery which insphere thee
Drop heavily down, — burst, shattered, everywhere!
Because, in this deep joy to see and hear thee
And breathe within thy shadow a new air,
I do not think of thee — I am too near thee.

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