Farewell Poem by Anne Brontë

Farewell

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Farewell to thee! but not farewell
To all my fondest thoughts of thee:
Within my heart they still shall dwell;
And they shall cheer and comfort me.
O, beautiful, and full of grace!
If thou hadst never met mine eye,
I had not dreamed a living face
Could fancied charms so far outvie.

If I may ne'er behold again
That form and face so dear to me,
Nor hear thy voice, still would I fain
Preserve, for aye, their memory.

That voice, the magic of whose tone
Can wake an echo in my breast,
Creating feelings that, alone,
Can make my tranced spirit blest.

That laughing eye, whose sunny beam
My memory would not cherish less; --
And oh, that smile! whose joyous gleam
Nor mortal language can express.

Adieu, but let me cherish, still,
The hope with which I cannot part.
Contempt may wound, and coldness chill,
But still it lingers in my heart.

And who can tell but Heaven, at last,
May answer all my thousand prayers,
And bid the future pay the past
With joy for anguish, smiles for tears?

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
SUCKitMF 07 June 2018

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Nerd 06 April 2021

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* Sunprincess * 06 June 2014

.........one of the best farewell poems I have ever read....enjoyed..

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Sally Moran 08 May 2013

This verse below is part of Farewell by Anne Bronte in a poetry book that I own. However it seems to be part of another Anne Bronte poem - Severed and Gone. Can anyone explain this? Life seems more sweet that thou didst live, And men more true that thou wert one: Nothing is lost that thou didst give, Nothing destroyed that thou hast done.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 06 November 2020

They shall dwell still in heart with due love and affection. This poem is very nicely written and excellent poem. Farewell dwells in heart and comes from heart. This poem makes us emotional....

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 06 November 2020

And who can tell but Heaven, at last, May answer all my thousand prayers, And bid the future pay the past With joy for anguish, smiles for tears? Marvellous poem, so delicately penned with such profound emotion.....10

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Edward Kofi Louis 06 November 2020

Coldness chill! ! ! With smiles for tears! ! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Edward Kofi Louis 06 November 2020

Coldness chill! ! ! With smiles for tears. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Mahtab Bangalee 06 November 2020

Adieu, but let me cherish, still, The hope with which I cannot part. Contempt may wound, and coldness chill, But still it lingers in my heart./// beautiful poetic expression; excellent poem

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Anne Brontë

Thornton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
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