by Robert Browning
The gray sea and the long black land;
And the yellow half-moon large and low;
And the startled little waves that leap
In fiery ringlets from their sleep,
As I gain the cove with pushing prow,
And quench its speed i slushy sand.
Then a mile of warm sea-scented beach;
Three fields to cross till a farm appears;
A tap at the pane, the quick sharp scratch
And the blue spurt of a lighted match,
And a voice less loud, through its joys and fears,
Than the two hearts beating each to each!
1. The Poem is about a journey and a meeting. Who meets whom?
2. What time of the day is it? Where does the event take place? Justify your answer
3. The poem is about a lover’s journey; yet the word ‘love’ is never mentioned. What is about the poem that tells us this is the subject?
4. Write down words from the poem appealing to the various senses and feelings