"Me Thinks This Heart..." Poem by Emily Jane Brontë

"Me Thinks This Heart..."

Rating: 3.2

Me thinks this heart should rest awhile
So stilly round the evening falls
The veiled sun sheds no parting smile
Nor mirth nor music wakes my Halls

I have sat lonely all the day
Watching the drizzly mist descend
And first conceal the hills in grey
And then along the valleys wend

And I have sat and watched the trees
And the sad flowers how drear they blow
Those flowers were formed to feel the breeze
Wave their light leaves in summer's glow

Yet their lives passed in gloomy woe
And hopeless comes its dark decline
And I lament because I know
That cold departure pictures mine

Rose Marie Juan-austin 29 December 2020

Poignant yet beautiful poem. Well crafted.

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Gayathri B. Seetharam 13 February 2018

Dear Reader, Me thinks that Emily Bronte was a little heartbroken or depressed when she wrote this poem. Why does she think that the flowers are sad? Is it because she feels lonely in the mist? A sentiment that I can sympathise with but please do remember that out of solitude, came her success. -Gayathri B. Seetharam

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Sylvia Frances Chan 21 October 2021

5 Stars full for this great Classic Poem Of The Day that made my Day. The great famous poetess I know so well, her poems of course, not she in person

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Ricky M 09 May 2023

Again in simple words poetess created magical moments around.

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Chinedu Dike 22 October 2021

Beautiful poem nicely embellished with poetic rhyme and rhythm.....

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 22 October 2021

A sad poem that reflects the state of the author's mind. Even the flowers and trees look gloomy and depressing.

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Ruta Mohapatra 22 October 2021

Fully agree with Sandra! Sad and touching!

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Sandra Feldman 21 October 2021

How very moving and true. Such sensitivity and sadness, sublime!

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Emily Jane Brontë

Emily Jane Brontë

Thornton / Yorkshire
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