Poetry Archives
@ eMule.com
      
advanced
tips
   
 Poetry » Classic Poets » Charlotte Brontė »
 On The Death Of Anne Brontė
 E-Mail  Printable View

On The Death Of Anne Brontė
by Charlotte Brontė

There's little joy in life for me,
And little terror in the grave ;
I 've lived the parting hour to see
Of one I would have died to save.

Calmly to watch the failing breath,
Wishing each sigh might be the last ;
Longing to see the shade of death
O'er those belovčd features cast.

The cloud, the stillness that must part
The darling of my life from me ;
And then to thank God from my heart,
To thank Him well and fervently ;

Although I knew that we had lost
The hope and glory of our life ;
And now, benighted, tempest-tossed,
Must bear alone the weary strife.