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Poem of the Day > 110 On the Death Of Anne Bronte - Charlotte Bronte

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message 1: by Hilary (new)

Hilary | 2082 comments 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 belovèd 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.

message 2: by Hilary (last edited Nov 29, 2013 12:36AM) (new)

Hilary | 2082 comments I recently came across this poem and it immediately engaged me. Everyone who has watched someone they love suffer with a terminal illness must know exactly how she feels. Very sad but very honest too.

message 3: by Lee (new)

Lee Thanks for this Hilary - I've never come across it before. So very sad - especially when you know that not so long before this she'd lost Emily as well.

message 4: by Tracey (new)

Tracey | 304 comments It's incredibly sad and made me feel sad and reflective too.

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