March 26, 2009

Meeting at Night

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



The gray sea and the long black land;
And the yellow half-moon large and low;
And the startled little waves that leap
In fiery ringlets from their sleep,
As I gain the cove with pushing prow,
And quench its speed i’ the slushy sand.

Then a mile of warm sea-scented beach;
Three fields to cross till a farm appears;
A tap at the pane, the quick sharp scratch
And blue spurt of a lighted match,
And a voice less loud, through its joys and fears,
Then the two hearts beating each to each!




--Did You Know:  Ironically, Browning’s style, which seemed modern and experimental to Victorian readers, owes much to his love of the seventeenth century poems of John Donne with their abrupt openings, colloquial phrasing and irregular rhythms .


--Word of the Day: cohere (ko-HEER), verb
Meaning: To be united; to work or hold together.
Example: "I learned to slip back and forth between my black and white worlds,understanding that each possessed its own language and customs and structures of meaning, convinced that with a bit of translation on my part the two worlds world eventually cohere."
(Barack Obama; Dreams From My Father; Times Books; 1995.)


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