Celebrating Poetry in April: 9. Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet XVIII

Happy Thursday, everyone.

Today is April 9th of National Poetry Month, and I’ve decided to return to the sonnets of Elizabeth Barrett Browning; I’ve selected Sonnet XVIII for today’s reading.

I like the parallels with Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, as well as William Faulkner’s “A Rose For Emily.” Elizabeth’s sonnet, however, zooms in on the loss of innocence associated with the lock of hair. This is most certainly one of those sonnets that, upon returning ten times to it, you will find 20 new interpretations and meanings to Elizabeth’s carefully selected words.

Without Further Ado: Sonnet XVIII by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

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