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[long Neglect Has Worn Away]

Rating: 3.5

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,
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Bernard F. Asuncion 09 October 2018

Such a great poem by Emily Jane Bronte......................

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Sandra Feldman 09 October 2018

Poetry is sound and love Like this poem, Here above.

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Mahtab Bangalee 09 October 2018

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.

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Edward Kofi Louis 09 October 2018

Mold and damp! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Adrian Flett 09 October 2018

A gentle and compelling poem by a great writer.

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Anonimous 27 January 2020

I don’t get it

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Ratnakar Mandlik 09 October 2019

Fading of a beauty due to long negalect is not uncommon but it still retains tale telll marks of beauty with it. Well deserved classic poem of the day.

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Mahtab Bangalee 09 October 2019

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

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David Ogolla 09 October 2019

this is a beautiful piece, but takes skills to understand

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Sylvia Frances Chan 09 October 2019

CONGRATULATIONS to the Bronte Family in the UK for being chosen as The Classic Poem Of The Day bt Poem Hunter and Team. Hurray! Thank you so much for sharing. May she rest in peace.

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