COMPLETE [Weekly Poem] Wanting is - What? by Robert Browning - dl

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Post by aradlaw » May 12th, 2018, 3:21 pm

Wanting is - What? by Robert Browning (1812 - 1889).

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Robert Browning was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humour, social commentary, historical settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax.

When Browning died in 1889, he was regarded as a sage and philosopher-poet who through his writing had made contributions to Victorian social and political discourse. Unusually for a poet, societies for the study of his work were founded while he was still alive. Such Browning Societies remained common in Britain and the United States until the early 20th century. ( Wikipedia )
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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 through 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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Post by tovarisch » May 12th, 2018, 4:35 pm

tovarisch
  • reality prompts me to scale down my reading, sorry to say
    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by Algy Pug » May 13th, 2018, 12:28 am

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Post by schrm » May 13th, 2018, 11:18 am

hi,

my interpretation:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/wanting_browning_schrm_128kb.mp3
duration 01:06

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Post by aradlaw » May 13th, 2018, 1:02 pm

Thank you tovarisch, Algy ans schrm. :thumbs:
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Post by Foon » May 14th, 2018, 5:18 am

Foon - Constructive criticism is always welcome!

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Post by aradlaw » May 14th, 2018, 5:27 am

Thank you Foon. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » May 14th, 2018, 7:43 pm

Thank you Bruce and Lee Ann. :thumbs:
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Post by RajVO » May 14th, 2018, 9:37 pm

Hi David,
Here's my reading:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/wanting_browning_raj_128kb.mp3
Duration is 0:58. :)
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Post by CoMo290 » May 14th, 2018, 10:42 pm

The Process Is Everything

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Post by aradlaw » May 15th, 2018, 8:23 am

Thank you Raj and Cory. :thumbs:
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Post by RajVO » May 15th, 2018, 8:51 am

aradlaw wrote:
May 15th, 2018, 8:23 am
Thank you Raj and Cory. :thumbs:
My pleasure, David!
In MW, name is misspelled as Faj (F for R). :)
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Post by aradlaw » May 15th, 2018, 9:23 am

RajVO wrote:
May 15th, 2018, 8:51 am
My pleasure, David!
In MW, name is misspelled as Faj (F for R). :)
Done ! (in my defense, the letters are pretty close together.) :twisted:
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