Summum Bonum

"Summum Bonum" is the second song of Clara Kathleen Rogers' Six Songs, Op. 27, which is also known as her Browning Songs.

Date: 1893Composer: Clara Kathleen RogersText: Robert BrowningSong Collection: Six Songs, Op. 27 (Browning Songs)

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Summum Bonum
by Robert Browning

All the breath and the bloom of the year in the bag of one bee:
All the wonder and wealth of the mine in the heart of one gem:
In the core of one pearl all the shade and the shine of the sea:
Breath and bloom, shade and shine, — wonder, wealth, and — how far above them —
Truth that’s brighter than gem,
Trust, that’s purer than pearl, —
Brightest truth, purest trust in the universe–all were for me
In the kiss of one girl.

Sheet Music

Browning Songs (1st Series Op. 27)

Composer(s): Clara Kathleen Rogers

Voice Type: Medium High

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