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Rhyme for a Child Viewing a Naked Venus in a Painting of "The Judgment of Paris"
Robert Browning


He gazed and gazed and gazed and gazed,
Amazed, amazed, amazed, amazed.

This poem is in the public domain.

Robert Browning (1812 – 1889) was an English poet and playwright.  Born to supportive, educated parents with a keen appreciation for the arts, he was a bright and eager student who loved and wrote poetry before ever reaching his teens.  Recognition and publication were a long time in coming; though Robert's dramatic monologues are today considered brilliant and he is recognized as one of the 19th century’s most prominent poets, he endured much criticism during his lifetime.  He fell in love with fellow poet Elizabeth Barrett and, against her father's wishes, they eloped to Italy and remained there until Elizabeth's death.


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Browning only used FOUR different words!!!
Posted 07/26/2012 01:25 PM
I am amazed you printed this poem. It belongs among many other poems to get a taste for Browning.
Posted 07/26/2012 11:51 AM
Oh, my, how life repeats itself. My younger brother discovered Venus in our World Book Encyclopedia and, as a result, practically wore the "U/V" volume out. And, ah, yes, the expatriate Brownings . . .
Posted 07/26/2012 08:20 AM
Got to love it!
Posted 07/26/2012 08:14 AM
sounds like a maze he might like to get caught in at some point
Posted 07/26/2012 04:39 AM
So simple but has me thinking.....
Posted 07/26/2012 04:16 AM

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