Robert Browning Poems

Robert Browning

The Lost Leader

by Robert Browning

In ‘The Lost Leader’, Browning criticises those who have abandoned liberal political ideologies and embraced the conservative lifestyle.

Just for a handful of silver he left us,

       Just for a riband to stick in his coat –

Found the one gift of which fortune bereft us,

       Lost all the others she lets us devote;

The Patriot

by Robert Browning

Robert Browning’s poem ‘The Patriot’ is a tragic tale of a man who fell from being a star citizen to becoming despised so intensely that he was put to death.

It was roses, roses, all the way,

With myrtle mixed in my path like mad:

The house-roofs seemed to heave and sway,

The church-spires flamed, such flags they had,

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

by Robert Browning

‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ by Robert Browning is an entertaining poem about the importance of telling the truth and keeping one’s promises.

Hamelin Town's in Brunswick,

   By famous Hanover city;

The river Weser, deep and wide,

Washes its wall on the southern side;

The Wanderers

by Robert Browning

‘The Wanderers’ talks about a group of men who are restless yet strong. Their hearts, beaming with the spirit of progress and burning with adventurous desire, portray the aura of the Victorian age.

OVER the sea our galleys went,

With cleaving prows in order brave

To a speeding wind and a bounding wave—

   A gallant armament:

Two in Campagna

by Robert Browning

I wonder do you feel to-day

As I have felt since, hand in hand,

We sat down on the grass, to stray

In spirit better through the land,

Women and Roses

by Robert Browning

‘Women and Roses’ by Robert Browning conveys a man’s perspective on women throughout time. They are represented by three apples on his metaphorical apple tree.

I dream of a red-rose tree.

And which of its roses three

Is the dearest rose to me?

You’ll love me yet

by Robert Browning

You'll love me yet!—and I can tarry

Your love's protracted growing:

June reared that bunch of flowers you carry

From seeds of April's sowing.

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