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Unlike We Are Unlike Oh Princely Heart
poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Unlike We Are Unlike Oh Princely Heart
 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Unlike are we, unlike, O princely Heart! 
Unlike our uses and our destinies.
Our ministering two angels look surprise
On one another, as they strike athwart
Their wings in passing. Thou, bethink thee, art
A guest for queens to social pageantries,
With gages from a hundred brighter eyes
Than tears even can make mine, to play thy part
Of chief musician. What hast thou to do
With looking from the lattice-lights at me,
A poor, tired, wandering singer, singing through
The dark, and leaning up a cypress tree?
The chrism is on thine head, on mine, the dew
And Death must dig the level where these agree

 

 
Unlike We Are, Unlike, Oh Princely Heart

poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
 

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