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Browning is known as one of the best Romanitic poets and this colume contains some of his best work. The selection of poems is very well done, moveing from dreampt love in 'Love Among the Ruins' where a shepered dreams about love and power as he wonders over a baren field. It moves to other kinds of love and Browning sucsessfully describes Love from hundrends of view points, a prostutute visiting monk, lot's of men looking for love, love before and after sex, and a obsessive love which ends in murder of the nicest kind in Porphria's Love (or is it My Last Duchess - read them both:-)
All round a very moveing and insitefull love - worth reading to see if you can spot your self and your frends in Brownings poety, most of it's not realy the love poetry you would read to a lover
"In one long yellow string I wound Three times her little throat around, and strangled her."
but it is well worth a read (not all of it is a twisted)