My Star

Original Text: 
Robert Browning, Men and Women, 2 vols. (1855.) Rev. 1863.
1        All that I know
2        Of a certain star,
3        Is, it can throw
4        (Like the angled spar)
5        Now a dart of red,
6        Now a dart of blue,
7        Till my friends have said
8        They would fain see, too,
9My star that dartles the red and the blue!
10Then it stops like a bird; like a flower, hangs furled:
11    They must solace themselves with the Saturn above it.
12What matter to me if their star is a world?
13    Mine has opened its soul to me; therefore I love it.
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
J. D. Robins
RPO Edition: 
2RP 2.439.