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On The Death Of Anne Brontë - Poem by Charlotte Brontë

THERE 's little joy in life for me,
And little terror in the grave ;
I 've lived the parting hour to see
Of one I would have died to save.

Calmly to watch the failing breath,
Wishing each sigh might be the last ;
Longing to see the shade of death
O'er those belovèd features cast.

The cloud, the stillness that must part
The darling of my life from me ;
And then to thank God from my heart,
To thank Him well and fervently ;

Although I knew that we had lost
The hope and glory of our life ;
And now, benighted, tempest-tossed,
Must bear alone the weary strife.


Comments about On The Death Of Anne Brontë by Charlotte Brontë

  • Gold Star - 15,845 Points Francis Lynch (9/7/2015 8:22:00 PM)

    Sounds like a cry for doctor assisted suiced. Must have been a horrible death. I've witnessed a few of those, and are glad the suffering for all concerned ends. Ugh. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 90,056 Points Kim Barney (9/7/2015 6:16:00 PM)

    A sad goodbye for her sister. I think most of us would give our own lives to save that of a loved one, as she said she would do. Makes my heart ache. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,063 Points Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (9/7/2015 1:39:00 PM)

    Nice poem with the tones of hope and utter surrender. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Death

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  3. 3. Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  4. 4. Death Is Nothing At All , Henry Scott Holland
  5. 5. Because I Could Not Stop For Death , Emily Dickinson
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  10. 10. A Poet's Death Is His Life Iv , Khalil Gibran
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  17. 17. After Death , Sara Teasdale
  18. 18. A City's Death By Fire , Derek Walcott
  19. 19. Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
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  23. 23. First Death In Nova Scotia , Elizabeth Bishop
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  25. 25. The Death Of Joy Gardner , Benjamin Zephaniah
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  27. 27. For The Anniversary Of My Death , William Stanley Merwin
  28. 28. Gacela Of The Dark Death , Federico García Lorca
  29. 29. Death &Amp; Fame , Allen Ginsberg
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  31. 31. A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  32. 32. On The Death Of Anne Brontë , Charlotte Brontë
  33. 33. Go Down, Death , James Weldon Johnson
  34. 34. Death Fugue , Paul Celan
  35. 35. The Death Of The Hired Man , Robert Frost
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  37. 37. On Death , Anne Killigrew
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  41. 41. If Death Is Kind , Sara Teasdale
  42. 42. Fugue Of Death , Paul Celan
  43. 43. On Hearing Of A Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  44. 44. Death , William Butler Yeats
  45. 45. Death , Heinrich Heine
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  47. 47. Death Of A Cockroach , Robert William Service
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  49. 49. On Death , Percy Bysshe Shelley
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