View Full Version : If thou must love me - Liz Browning

01-20-2004, 02:04 AM
"If thou must love me, let it be for nought
Except for love's sake only. Do not say
'I love her for her smile--her look--her way
Of speaking gently,--for a trick of thought
That falls in well with mine, and certes brought
A sense of pleasant ease on such a day
For these things in themselves, Beloved, may
Be changed, or change for thee,--and love, so wrought,
May be unwrought so. Neither love me for
Thine own dear pity's wiping my cheeks dry,
A creature might forget to weep, who bore
Thy comfort long, and lose thy love, thereby!
But love me for love's sake, that evermore
Thou mayst love on, through love's eternity."

~~ Liz Browning ~~

01-20-2004, 07:04 PM
When I saw the name Liz Browning on the topic title, I thought it is probably a pop star: It struck me only when I saw the poem itself that the poetess is Elizabeth Barrett Browning... Yenna, Reks, you made the name sound like Britney !! :) :)

Very nice poem though... Actually a great poem.. !! Thanks !

01-20-2004, 09:29 PM
hahaha thats her chella per :)

01-20-2004, 11:47 PM
U bring us very good poems..thanks reks :)

01-21-2004, 04:20 AM
thank you... :)

01-21-2004, 06:00 PM
the poem is very impressive.thanx for sharing reks