A whisper from the west Shoots — "Add this to the rest, Take it and try its worth: Let age speak the truth and give us peace at last! Thanks that I was a man!
Robert Browning- Grow old along with me! Fearless and unperplexed, When Rabbi ben ezra wage battle next, What weapons to select, what armour to indue. Maker, remake, complete, — I trust what Thou shall do! Such feasting ended, then As sure an end to men; Irks care the crop-full bird? For thence,—a paradox Which comforts while it mocks,— Shall life succeed in that it seems to fail: He fixed thee mid this dance Of plastic circumstance, This Present, thou, forsooth, wouldst fain arrest: Maker, remake, complete,—I trust what Thou shalt do!
Be our joys three-parts pain! To man, propose this test— Thy body at its best, How far can that project thy soul on its lone way? Let age speak the truth and give us peace at last!
Let age speak the truth and give us peace at last! Now, who shall arbitrate? The Future I may face now I have proved the Past.
Thoughts hardly to be packed Into a narrow act, Fancies that broke through language and escaped; All I could never be, All, men ignored in me, This, I was worth to God, whose wheel the pitcher shaped.
For thence,—a paradox Which comforts while it mocks,— Shall life succeed in that it seems to fail: Ryals, Clayde de L. Machinery just meant To give thy soul its bent, Try thee and turn thee forth, sufficiently impressed.
This poem is in the public domain. Let age approve of youth, and death complete the same! What though about thy rim, Skull-things in order grim Grow out, in graver mood, obey the sterner stress?
What I aspired to be, And was not, comforts me: I see the whole design, I, who saw power, see now love perfect too: And I shall thereupon Take rest, ere I be gone Once more on my adventure brave and new: Maker, remake, complete,—I trust what Thou shalt do!
Was I, the world arraigned, Were they, my soul disdained, Right? All that is, at all, Lasts ever, past recall; Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure:The poem is narrated by Rabbi Ben Ezra, a real 12th-century scholar.
The piece does not have a clearly identified audience or dramatic situation. The Rabbi begs his audience to "grow old along with [him]" (line 1). He stresses that age is where the best of life is realized, whereas "youth shows but.
Rabbi Ben Ezra by Robert Browning. Nicholson & Lee, eds. The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. Rabbi Ben Ezra: Rabbi Ben Ezra, dramatic monologue by Robert Browning, published in the collection Dramatis Personae ().
Through the personage of Rabbi Ben Ezra, a scholarly and learned Jew, the poem sets forth Browning’s religious philosophy. The poem’s final metaphor describes life as a pot that is fashioned.
Rabbi Ben Ezra By Robert Browning About this Poet Although the early part of Robert Browning’s creative life was spent in comparative obscurity, he has come to be regarded as one of the most important poets of the Victorian period. His dramatic monologues and the psycho-historical.
Credits [The following text of "Rabbi Ben Ezra," which Browning first published in Dramatis Personae on 28 Maycomes from the Project Gutenberg [EBook #] of Franklin T. Baker's Browning's Shorter Poems, which Charles Aldarondo, Keren Vergon, Lesley Halamek and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team produced.
Rabbi Ben Ezra - Grow old along with me! Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made: Our times are in His hand Who saith, 'A whole I planned, Youth shows but half; trust God: see all, nor be afraid!'.Download