Out In The Fields
Out In The Fields is a wonderful poem about life that reflects the freedom and joys that can be had every day.
It's important to learn how to let go of your worries and frustrations; to take the time to play and enjoy the abundance of life all around you right now. Take a walk in nature and just soak up what's around; be in the present moment of your surroundings where there are no problems. Often, this is when new outlooks and solutions come to mind.
Out In The Fields
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The little cares that fretted me,
I lost them yesterday
Among the fields above the sea,
Among the winds that play,
Among the lowing of the herd,
The rustling of the trees,
Among the singing of the birds,
The humming of the bees.
The foolish fears of what might pass
I cast them all away
Among the clover-scented grass,
Among the new-mown hay,
Among the hushing of the corn,
Where drowsy poppies nod,
Where ill thoughts die and good are born-
Out in the fields of God.
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 - 1861)
Browning was one of the most respected poets of the Victorian era. The eldest of twelve children, Elizabeth was educated at home and attended lessons with her brother's tutor becoming very well-educated for a girl of that time.
She first began writing poetry between the ages of six and eight; and her poem "The Battle of Marathon" was published when she was only fourteen. The death of her brother Edward in 1840 had a serious effect on her already fragile health, which she eventually recovered from after several years. During this time her fame continued to grow.
In 1845 she met her future husband, Robert Browning, and they married in secret due to her delicate health and the extraordinary objections made by Mr. Barrett to the marriage of any of his children.
Probably her most famous and most well-known verse is the poem that she wrote to her husband: How Do I Love Thee?.
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