Bobbie Browning Would Have Loved National Coming Out Day…

Best Experienced With:        Ian McCulloch;                 Proud to Fall

(Please right click on the link below to open the suggested background music for this evening’s poetry and geography discussion in a new browser window.   A pretty little ditty from the lead singer of Echo and the Bunny Men and the perfect background music for a little Bobbie Browning poetry reading)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnK5aqbwkZA

 

Five states (ten percent of the country) allow same sex marriage as of this evening.   A tip of the hat to the following states:

 

Connecticut

 

Vermont

 

Iowa

 

New Hampshire

 

Massachusetts

 

And a Bobbie Browning poem for those of you coming out tomorrow so that you can share your love in public.   Bravo to you and enjoy your day.  There are millions of us, straight and gay lined up in support behind you.    We got your back.

 

Life in a Love:  Robert Browning

Escape me?
Never
Beloved!
While I am I, and you are you,
So long as the world contains us both,
Me the loving and you the loth,
While the one eludes, must the other pursue.
My life is a fault at last, I fear:
It seems too much like a fate, indeed!
Though I do my best I shall scarce succeed.
But what if I fail of my purpose here? 
It is but to keep the nerves at strain,
To dry one’s eyes and laugh at a fall,
And baffled, get up to begin again,
So the chase takes up one’s life, that’s all.
While, look but once from your farthest bound,
At me so deep in the dust and dark,
No sooner the old hope drops to ground
Than a new one, straight to the selfsame mark,
I shape me
Ever
Removed!

 

Mind of Mully recognizes all marital unions of those in love.   Woman-Man, Man-Man, Woman-Woman, and Elephant-Elephant.   Love is love.

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