Emily Jane Brontë

(30 July 1818 – 19 December 1848 / Thornton / Yorkshire)

[long Neglect Has Worn Away] - Poem by Emily Jane Brontë

Long neglect has worn away
Half the sweet enchanting smile;
Time has turned the bloom to gray;
Mold and damp the face defile.

But that lock of silky hair,
Still beneath the picture twined,
Tells what once those features were,
Paints their image on the mind.

Fair the hand that traced that line,
“Dearest, ever deem me true”;
Swiftly flew the fingers fine
When the pen that motto drew.


Comments about [long Neglect Has Worn Away] by Emily Jane Brontë

  • Susan Williams (10/9/2018 4:38:00 PM)

    Time passes and takes away the exact contours, the bloom of cheek, the life in the eyes. (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/9/2018 11:59:00 AM)

    Mold and damp! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Adrian Flett (10/9/2018 3:30:00 AM)

    A gentle and compelling poem by a great writer. (Report) Reply

  • Ruta Mohapatra (10/9/2018 1:59:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem about beauty, care and everlasting love! How soft and lyrical the lines! (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (10/9/2018 1:41:00 AM)

    Such a great poem by Emily Jane Bronte...................... (Report) Reply

  • Mahtab Bangalee (10/9/2018 1:40:00 AM)

    loveliest stanza-

    Fair the hand that traced that line,
    “Dearest, ever deem me true”;
    Swiftly flew the fingers fine
    When the pen that motto drew.
    (Report) Reply

  • (10/9/2018 1:12:00 AM)

    Poetry is sound and love
    Like this poem,
    Here above.
    (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 19, 2011



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