Robert Browning, home – thoughts, from abroad

This is a relatively short poem broken up into two stanzas. It reads like a love story to England in which the speaker reminiscences about its beauty in the spring. At the end of the first stanza signifies the speakers urgency to be in England now! Browning uses nature and things found in nature like swallows and pear trees to showcase the beauty that he remembers. It is unclear where Browning resided when he wrote this poem but the place appears to have “gaudy melon – flowers!” What is particularly interesting is that the speaker reminiscence about England in its best light but sees no beauty around him.

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