August MacGregor

Celebrating Sensuality. Intended for mature audiences, 18 and over

“The Best Thing in the World” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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pink rose, by Lisa Hall-Wilson (Flickr, Creative Commons)

Lisa Hall-Wilson (Flickr, Creative Commons)

The Best Thing in the World

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

What’s the best thing in the world?
June-rose, by May-dew impearled;
Sweet south-wind, that means no rain;
Truth, not cruel to a friend;
Pleasure, not in haste to end;
Beauty, not self-decked and curled
Till its pride is over-plain;
Love, when, so, you’re loved again.
What’s the best thing in the world?
— Something out of it, I think.

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Source of poem: Online-literature.com. The photo above is used under the non-commercial Creative Commons license. Click on image to jump to photographer’s Flickr page.

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Author: augustmacgregor

I'm a writer of erotica and romantic fiction.

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