March 18, 2009

Love in a Life

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Let the delightful words of this beautiful poem,
charm and inspire your busy day.

--Description: Browning R., 19th C, Love --

Room after room,
I hunt the house through
We inhabit together.
Heart, fear nothing, for, heart, thou shalt find her―
Next time, herself!―not the trouble behind her
Left in the curtain, the couch’s perfume!
As she brushed it, the cornice-wreath blossomed anew:
Yon looking-glass gleamed at the wave of her feather.

Yet the day wears,
And door succeeds door;
I try the fresh fortune―
Range the wide house from the wing to the centre.
Still the same chance! She goes out as I enter.
Spend my whole day in the quest,―who cares?
But ’tis twilight, you see,―with such suites to explore,
Such closets to search, such alcoves to importune!

Robert Browning

--Did You Know:  Browning was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets.

--Word of the Day:  praetorian or pretorian (pree-TOR-ee-uhn), adjective
Meaning: Corruptible; fraudulent.
Example: "If Nigeria is ever going to mature as a free and democratic society, the judiciary, nay, the various sitting tribunals must be ready and willing to demonstrate an unequal boldness as well as courage to curb electoral banditry by praetorian politicians that subverted the April  2007 elections."
(Mike Igini; Amaechi - Error or Good Reason?; Vanguard (Apapa, Nigeria); Oct 1, 2007.)

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