Change Upon Change
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Five months ago the stream did flow,
The lilies bloomed within the sedge,
And we were lingering to and fro,
Where none will track thee in this snow,
Along the stream, beside the hedge.
Ah, Sweet, be free to love and go!
For if I do not hear thy foot,
The frozen river is as mute,
The flowers have dried down to the root:
And why, since these be changed since May,
Shouldst thou change less than they.
And slow, slow as the winter snow
The tears have drifted to mine eyes;
And my poor cheeks, five months ago
Set blushing at thy praises so,
Put paleness on for a disguise.
Ah, Sweet, be free to praise and go!
For if my face is turned too pale,
It was thine oath that first did fail, —
It was thy love proved false and frail, —
And why, since these be changed enow,
Should I change less than thou.
Guests of the inn are invited to enjoy the splendor of our beautiful gardens. Paths and sitting areas throughout the gardens make the grounds a perfect place to wander stress free or sit and meditate among nature’s beauty and abundance at our Asheville NC B&B.
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning Suite
From its stacked stone fireplace to gleaming hardwood floors, the Elizabeth Barrett Browning Suite, located in the Carriage House at our romantic Asheville NC B&B, offers you a soothing, natural retreat. Set high up in the trees, the woodsy feel is reflected in the suite’s décor, from dark taupe accents to its oak and metal furniture and pounded metal lamps. Cuddle with a companion on the king size bed, admiring its soaring canopy of wood and iron. Then turn on the gas log fireplace and bask in the glow, as you sip a glass of wine or two.
Admire the leafy greenery just beyond your window, as you relax in the bathroom’s two-person Jacuzzi and separate shower with body sprays. Then step outside on your private rocking chair porch and delight in your sweeping view of downtown Asheville and the western mountains. A private entrance lets you come and go as you please. Go for a stroll in the award-winning gardens at our Bed and Breakfast in Asheville NC, or slip into town for a bite to eat. When you get back, relax in front of the 40” HDLCD flat screen TV with cable and DVD and make use of all the other modern amenities, including a refrigerator, coffee maker, stereo and wireless Internet. This suite will have you counting each and every way you love your romantic getaway in Asheville.