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Wanting is -- What? by Robert Browning | Poets.org

Wanting is -- What?

Wanting is -- what?

Summer redundant,

Blueness abundant,

-- Where is the blot?

Beamy the world, yet a blank all the same,

-- Framework which waits for a picture to frame:

What of the leafage, what of the flower?

Roses embowering with naught they embower!

Come then, complete incompletion, O comer,

Pant thro' the blueness, perfect the summer!

Breathe but one breath

Rose-beauty above,

And all that was death

Grows life, grows love,

Grows love!

 

 

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