Le Mois Anglais, le Lundi, c’est poésie !

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, née le 6 mars 1806 à Coxhoe Hall, dans le comté de Durham, et morte le 29 juin 1861 à Florence, est une poétesse, essayiste et pamphlétaire anglaise de l’ère victorienne. ( wikipédia)

Aurora Leigh (1856)

« Books, books, books!

I had found the secret of a garret room

Piled high with cases in my father’s name;

Piled high, packed large, – where, creeping in and out

Among the giant fossils of my past,

Like some small nimble mouse between the ribs

Of a mastodon, I nibbled here and there

At this or that box, pulling through the gap,

In heats of terror, haste, victorious joy,

The first book first. And how I felt it beat

Under my pillow, in the morning’s dark,

An hour before the sun would let me read! »