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In 1846 a small book entitled Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell appeared on the British literary scene. The three pseudonymous poets, the Bronte sisters, went on to unprecedented success with such novels as Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey, and Jane Eyre, all published in the following year. As children, these English sisters had begun writing poems and stories about an ...more
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Published January 4th 1996 by Columbia University Press (first published January 1st 1906)
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Emily May
Come, Walk With Me

Come, walk with me,
There's only thee
To bless my spirit now -
We used to love on winter nights
To wander through the snow;
Can we not woo back old delights?
The clouds rush dark and wild
They fleck with shade our mountain heights
The same as long ago
And on the horizon rest at last
In looming masses piled;
While moonbeams flash and fly so fast
We scarce can say they smiled -

Come walk with me, come walk with me;
We were not once so few
But Death has stolen our company
As sunshine stea
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Jason Gignac
A few months ago, I got a meme in Facebook, asking me to talk about my favorite books. The experience was a very dark, painful afternoon of thinking about books. Books are too much like friends for my relationships to be terribly healthy with - God knows I mistreat my friends. But in that meme, I wrote about Emily Dickinson, about how it was difficult to seperate the woman from the poetry. I have this sort of purist mind that tells me that's asign of weakness, that I'm conflating good writing wi ...more
Helen Graham
I've never been a fan of "Wuthering Heights", but I love Emily's poetry. She's one of my most favourite poets. I was so inspired by her poems that I wrote the verses of my own, and I find them... well, promising.


Of long ago there is the world
That always speak to me -
The prose of Anne and verse of Emily.
Like see-breeze fresh, like gull's scream bold



Two novels. One thunder-blast, the earth of pain,
Wild winter rose in bloom,
Another is a sun-ray, shining through the gloom.
And poems - like a strea

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Carol
One of my favorites --

No coward soul of mine
No trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere;
I see Heaven glories shine
And Faith shines equal arming me from Fear.

O God within my breast,
Almighty ever-present Deity;
Life, that in me hast rest
As I -- Undying Life -- have power in Thee.

Vain are the thousand creeds
That move men's hearts -- unutterably vain,
Worthless as withered weeds
Or idlest froth amid the boundless main --

To waken doubt in one
Holding so fast by thy infinity
So surely anchored on
The s
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Sandy Lender
I will begin by saying Anne was the truest poet of the three "Bell" sisters, but Emily did a fine and haunting job of setting a scene with her verse. I enjoyed this book immensely. I recommend it to anyone sitting down to a chilly, grey afternoon with a cup of hot cocoa.

It's fabulous!

She YEARNED for home when she wasn't there...and begged it to hold her when she was. Emily Bronte was amazing.

We have to put our best guess for a date that we first read these books. I received it as a Christmas pre
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Red
Self-Interrogation

by Emily Jane Brontë


The evening passes fast away,
'Tis almost time to rest;
What thoughts has left the vanished day,
What feelings, in thy breast?

"The vanished day? It leaves a sense
Of labour hardly done;
Of little, gained with vast expense, -
A sense of grief alone!

"Time stands before the door of Death,
Upbraiding bitterly;
And Conscience, with exhaustless breath,
Pours black reproach on me:

"And though I've said that Conscience lies,
And Time should Fate condemn;
Still, sa
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Phil Syphe
The weather and the seasons feature heavily in this collection, which won't be surprising to anyone familiar with Emily's upbringing near the North Yorkshire moors.

I didn't realise just how much poetry Emily had produced until I read this collection. It's a pity she didn't write the equivalent in prose - I state this as a person who doesn't actually like poetry, but being a fan of the Brontës, I decided to read their poems around the times of each sister's birthday.

Compared to her siblings, I t
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Eileen
Oct 06, 2007 Eileen rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Carrie Riley
"No coward soul is mine, no trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere..."
Stephan
From all the poetesses that I know Emily Bronte is my favorite. Her poetry is beyond the understanding of mere words. The reader often has to delve deep in her poems in order to uncover her hidden messages. This book has really shifted me to a higher lever of consciousness and I cannot deny the fact that I have simply fallen in love with Emily Bronte’s gusting spirit. Emily Bronte’s poems are fierce and unique since they are always full of passion and intrigue. Many of the poems convey deep mess ...more
Amanda Leigh
I found this book when I was browsing books on my nook. I am a HUGE fan of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. It is one of my absolute favorite books of all time. So I typed in "Emily Bronte" in the search bar and this ebook of some of her poems came up. Until then, I didn't even know she wrote poetry. Being such a fan of Wuthering Heights I had to buy it. It's sort of like a sampling of her poems. The e-book is 16 pages. Her poems were first published in 1846 in a volume of poetry called Poems ...more
Laura
I will tell the truth, I am not the world’s greatest fan of poetry. While I appreciate a good poem, and especially loved learning about them in school, I don’t make a habit of picking up books of poetry to read. I enjoyed reading Emily’s poems, but I am unable to offer a great critical review of them myself.

While the poems were enjoyable and beautiful to read, the most fascinating part of the book to me was the Introduction by C.W. Hatfield. In this introduction, Hatfield discusses his process o
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Gail Thompson
One of the best collections of poetry I have read. I just find her so descriptive and emotionally charged. Each poem has its own atmosphere that sucks you in. Moody and brooding done the way I like it.
Holly
Bronte often strikes a chord with me in her poems. She hits on a lot of emotions and feelings, some obscure and some more obvious, that I often didn't realise I had until she spells it out. Although much of her work is laced with sadness, I find it comforting that despite living completely different lives in vastly different time periods, the basic human experience still contains those familiar notes today.

Favourites: Stars, The Outcast Mother, A Daydream, To Imagination, Sympathy, The Night-Win
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Meridith Whitt
I really love poetry especially old time english poets. In this book it has so many different poems I love it. I really like how the poems are deep and have very unique ryhm to them. I would recommend this book to be taught in highschool classes and have the kids write what they got to interrpert in the poems.
Brendan
Some of these were beauties. Quite dark. I'm sure I've read stuff which said that the Bronte sisters kept to themselves their whole lives and never got any. Reading these Emily comes across as a person with life experience as much as the rest of us.
Joseph
Emily Brontë's poetry was very enjoyable to read. Some poems are joyful, others deep, and still more melancholy. They all seem to have a little music to them, which is quite clever. As a fan of Wuthering Heights, I especially liked this.
Melinda Belle Harrison
Emily Bronte is such a mystery. How could she write such fierce fiction. There is power and deep longing in her poetry especially her Gondal poems which she used for Wuthering Heights. I want to write a story about that! Love her.
Valerie
I have a reference copy of this, because I'm often searching for a quote. It could be better indexed, but it's a creditable collection, especially given the difficulties of collating scattered manuscripts.
Allison
She is one of my favorite poets. She was young when she died, and sheltered in life, but what an imagination and talent she had!
Laura
Truly moving, filled with youth, life and imaginings. Emily's morose and talented art is unique and striking.
Laurel
Emily is a poet
Charlotte understands art but is to dominant
Emily is a painter
Anne is not forgotten
Abi
I'll come when thou art saddest...

Emily Bronte, mother of emo poetry.
Yasmeen
I like her poems, they are great and also her Novel of "Wuthering Heights" is Fantastic
Carol
Her poems deal with death and wanting to die. Not very uplifting.
Maggie
Emily's poems, not Charlotte. Stupid Amazon is dumb.
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Emily Jane Brontë was a British novelist and poet, now best remembered for her only novel Wuthering Heights, a classic of English literature. Emily was the second eldest of the three surviving Brontë sisters, being younger than Charlotte Brontë and older than Anne Brontë. She published under the masculine pen name Ellis Bell.

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“Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly?” 82 likes
“Riches I hold in light esteem,
And love I laugh to scorn,
And lust of fame was but a dream
That vanished with the morn.

And if I pray, the only prayer
That moves my lips for me
Is, 'Leave the heart that now I bear,
And give me liberty!'

Yes, as my swift days near their goal,
'Tis all that I implore -
In life and death, a chainless soul,
With courage to endure.”
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