poet Emily Jane Brontë

Emily Jane Brontë

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Love And Friendship

Love is like the wild rose-briar,
Friendship like the holly-tree --
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms
But which will bloom most contantly?
The wild-rose briar is sweet in the spring,
Its summer blossoms scent the air;
Yet wait till winter comes again
And who wil call the wild-briar fair?
Then scorn the silly rose-wreath now
And deck thee with the holly's sheen,
That when December blights thy brow
He may still leave thy garland green.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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  • Gul BakhtiGul Bakhti (5/10/2019 9:26:00 AM)

    what a delicate thought presented with great poetic diction.

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  • Ishmael BrontëIshmael Brontë (3/18/2019 3:29:00 PM)

    The affection of lovers are inconsistent, while the support received from true friends are very useful in times of need? I believe they both are pretty shallow and meaningless.

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  • TheReportOfTheWeekAuthentic (10/8/2018 11:54:00 AM)

    MY DISAPPOINTMENT IS IMMEASURABLE, AND FRANKLY, MY DAY IS RUINED.

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  • Cutie (3/12/2018 8:44:00 AM)

    Its good. Soooooo very very sweeeet

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  • Madhabi BanerjeeMadhabi Banerjee (3/5/2018 11:58:00 AM)

    very good. thanks for sharing

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  • GRACE (2/5/2018 7:13:00 PM)

    I LOVE THE POEM ITS SOOO SWEEEET! ! ! ! ! ! !

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  • Tapan M. SarenTapan M. Saren (3/26/2016 10:22:00 PM)

    Very nice poem.......!

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  • Dr Lakshmi S BoseDr Lakshmi S Bose (1/6/2015 12:12:00 AM)

    Some relationships are memorable like this, thanks poet

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