Saturday, May 19, 2012

THINKING OF POETRY

"HOW DO I LOVE THEE?  LET ME COUNT THE WAYS."
                              -----Elizabeth Barrett Browning-----


I think this must be one of the most famous lines, ever written.


Elizabeth Barrett Browning (March 6 1806--June 29 1861)
She, and her husband, Robert were both well known poets.


Their story is immortalized in a play "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" by Rudolf Besier,  which Was produced in Cleveland, OH and also appeared on Broadway in 1931.
It was also made into two movies, black and white in 1934 and in colour in 1957.  
The play must have been popular, as a musical version, Robert and Elizabeth was produced in 1964. 


 The Barretts of Wimpole Street  became a  BBC TV series in 1982.  Quite a history!
I came accross one of her poems, this morning, which got me thinking about her history.


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