Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Sonnets from the Portuguese

Sonnets from the Portuguese

...I saw, in gradual vision through my tears,
The sweet, sad years, the melancholy years,
Those of my own life, who by turns had flung
A shadow across me. Straightway I was 'ware,
So weeping, how a mystic Shape did move
Behind me, and drew me backward by the hair;
And a voice said in mastery, while I strove,-
"Guess now who holds thee?" - "Death," I said. But, there,
The silver answer rang, - "Not Death, but Love."
 ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning


  1. An adorable doll sweater. A very nice idea of reading something to quiet your mind and heart.

  2. Oh yes, must leave any dollies out! Her sweater is just pefect!

  3. I think I love every outfit you've ever made for the dolls. So, so beautiful!
    And I love Sonnets from the Portuguese. I have a leather bound, ragged copy that's about a 100 years old. :)

  4. lovely dolly sweater and beautiful poem.<3

  5. What a lovely little jumper! great work!

  6. That little doll sweater is adorable, very sweet.


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