Browning’s Incisive Term

Douglas Blair 1951 (London)

Browning used the term.
The husband Browning.
Indicating a sort of
Military appointment, vesture.
Giving reports
To the higher-ups.
Wandering and watching
Town or countryside.
Same to be said about poets.
About a singular
Eccentric watcher
Who had died
A lonely Man.
Deep in thought.
Equally deep in pathos
In delight and discovery.
Made to be heard.
Made to be feared.
And eventually missed.
Much in their gossip.
But little of Truth.
That was his specialty.
His poesie.

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