Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Here you will find the Poem Sonnet XVI: And Yet, Because Thou of poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sonnet XVI: And Yet, Because Thou

And yet, because thou overcomest so, 
Because thou art more noble and like a king, 
Thou canst prevail against my fears and fling 
Thy purple round me, till my heart shall grow 
Too close against thine heart henceforth to know 
How it shook when alone. Why, conquering 
May prove as lordly and complete a thing 
In lifting upward, as in crushing low! 
And as a vanquished soldier yields his sword 
To one who lifts him from the bloody earth; 
Even so, Belovèd, I at last record, 
Here ends my strife. If thou invite me forth, 
I rise above abasement at the word. 
Make thy love larger to enlarge my worth.