Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Original Text: 
Vachel Lindsay, Going-to-the-sun (New York: D. Appleton, 1923): 78. PS 3523 I58G45 Robarts Library.
2Sat gossiping with Robert.
3(She was really a raving beauty in her day.
5She was trying to think of something nice to say,
6So she pointed to a page by her fellow star and sage,
7And said: "I wish that I could write that way!"


1] Victorian poet, married to Robert Browning. Back to Line
4] Mary Pickford: Toronto-born stage and screen actress, "America's sweetheart," whose second husband was the swashbuckling Douglas Fairbanks. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.