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On The Death Of Anne Brontë - Poem by Charlotte Brontë

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.


Comments about On The Death Of Anne Brontë by Charlotte Brontë

  • Gold Star - 13,051 Points Francis Lynch (9/7/2015 8:22:00 PM)

    Sounds like a cry for doctor assisted suiced. Must have been a horrible death. I've witnessed a few of those, and are glad the suffering for all concerned ends. Ugh. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 60,836 Points Kim Barney (9/7/2015 6:16:00 PM)

    A sad goodbye for her sister. I think most of us would give our own lives to save that of a loved one, as she said she would do. Makes my heart ache. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,223 Points Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (9/7/2015 1:39:00 PM)

    Nice poem with the tones of hope and utter surrender. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Death

  1. 1. On The Death Of Anne Brontë , Charlotte Brontë
  2. 2. A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  3. 3. Death And The Lady , Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
  4. 4. Death Sets A Thing Of Signigicant , Emily Dickinson
  5. 5. Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  6. 6. It Was Not Death, For I Stood Up, , Emily Dickinson
  7. 7. There's Been A Death In The Opposite House , Emily Dickinson
  8. 8. A Dream Of Death , William Butler Yeats
  9. 9. An Irish Airman Forsees His Death , William Butler Yeats
  10. 10. Death , William Butler Yeats
  11. 11. Ode On The Death Of A Favourite Cat Drow.. , Thomas Gray
  12. 12. On The Death Of Richard West , Thomas Gray
  13. 13. Death Of Kwasind, The , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  14. 14. Sonnet: Oh! Death Will Find Me, Long Be.. , Rupert Brooke
  15. 15. An Elegie. On The Death Of Mrs. Cassandr.. , Richard Lovelace
  16. 16. On The Death Of Mrs. Elizabeth Filmer. A.. , Richard Lovelace
  17. 17. To His Deare Brother Colonel F. L. Immod.. , Richard Lovelace
  18. 18. A Poem Upon The Death Of O.C. , Andrew Marvell
  19. 19. Tom May's Death , Andrew Marvell
  20. 20. Xli Through Death To Love , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  21. 21. Death, To The Dead For Evermore , Robert Louis Stevenson
  22. 22. On The Death Of Smet-Smet, The Hippopota.. , Rupert Brooke
  23. 23. A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An .. , Phillis Wheatley
  24. 24. On The Death Of Dr. Samuel Marshall , Phillis Wheatley
  25. 25. On The Death Of A Youn Gentleman , Phillis Wheatley
  26. 26. On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Yea.. , Phillis Wheatley
  27. 27. On The Death Of Rev. Mr. George Whitefield , Phillis Wheatley
  28. 28. To A Clergyman On The Death Of His Lady , Phillis Wheatley
  29. 29. To A Lady On The Death Of Her Husband , Phillis Wheatley
  30. 30. To A Gentleman And Lady On The Death Of .. , Phillis Wheatley
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