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Browning, Robert - Love in a Life

Identifier

004333

Type of spiritual experience

Background

Is he searching for his Higher spirit, or the feminine to his masculine?

A description of the experience

Robert Browning – Love in a Life

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.

The source of the experience

Browning, Robert

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