Hope Poem by Emily Jane Brontë

Hope

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Hope was but a timid friend;
She sat without the grated den,
Watching how my fate would tend,
Even as selfish-hearted men.

She was cruel in her fear;
Through the bars, one dreary day,
I looked out to see her there,
And she turned her face away!

Like a false guard, false watch keeping,
Still, in strife, she whispered peace;
She would sing while I was weeping;
If I listened, she would cease.

False she was, and unrelenting;
When my last joys strewed the ground,
Even Sorrow saw, repenting,
Those sad relics scattered round;

Hope, whose whisper would have given
Balm to all my frenzied pain,
Stretched her wings, and soared to heaven,
Went, and ne'er returned again!

COMMENTS OF THE POEM

Miss Emily Bronte has once again touched my heart with her self-forgetting use of spellbinding english. Hope which sometimes seems not present has indeed been given an excuse for. Hope's charactor so complex by itself has been potrayed by Miss Bronte in simplicity and wit.

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Panos Papalos 13 April 2014

Emily's lyricism is unique: simplistically fascinating. Hope dissected through vivid, agonizing and breathtaking pictures. So young yet so pensive!

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Plabita Bhaskar 27 March 2017

She would sing while I was weeping; If I listened, she would cease. Can closely associate with these lines. Indeed hope is a jolly pal for an aching soul. she would balm with kindness, enlightening our souls.

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A unique experience of a poetry here I enjoyed. Great.

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Sylvaonyema Uba 14 February 2017

...she whispered peace. Nice poem! Well communicated. Sylva

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Rojina Aktar 09 February 2022

In a nutshell this poem epitomises how fate has dealt Emily Bronte a cruel hand ?.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 16 February 2021

She would sing whe I would be crying... sadistic pleasure! !

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Joshua Adeyemi 10 March 2018

She would sing while I was weeping; If I listened, she would cease. Stretched her wings, and soared to heaven, Went, and ne'er returned again!

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Gonski McGons 03 December 2017

Very good poem i love very much sweet sexy poem i love it

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Emily Jane Brontë

Emily Jane Brontë

Thornton / Yorkshire
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