In this poem Robert Browning seems very philosophical about what a heartbroken suitor should do if he or she cannot get the person they want in terms of love - and how to cope with rejection. He is saying that a person's commitment to their Christian religion and their God will ensure that they win the most the most important prize of all - heaven. He uses beautiful gentle lyricism and imagery to achieve this in the lilting quietness of the rhyme and metre in the lines and the picture of the beautiful rose. He shows how the speaker tries everything to try to get a girl to notice him, strewing rose petals, singing and so on - but nothing works. He has spent much of his life learning to love, but rejection does not necessarily have to mean hell.