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Home - Poem by Anne Brontë

How brightly glistening in the sun
The woodland ivy plays!
While yonder beeches from their barks
Reflect his silver rays.
That sun surveys a lovely scene
From softly smiling skies;
And wildly through unnumbered trees
The wind of winter sighs:

Now loud, it thunders o'er my head,
And now in distance dies.
But give me back my barren hills
Where colder breezes rise;

Where scarce the scattered, stunted trees
Can yield an answering swell,
But where a wilderness of heath
Returns the sound as well.

For yonder garden, fair and wide,
With groves of evergreen,
Long winding walks, and borders trim,
And velvet lawns between;

Restore to me that little spot,
With grey walls compassed round,
Where knotted grass neglected lies,
And weeds usurp the ground.

Though all around this mansion high
Invites the foot to roam,
And though its halls are fair within --
Oh, give me back my HOME!

Acton


Comments about Home by Anne Brontë

  • Gold Star - 4,520 Points Ruta Mohapatra (9/22/2017 12:20:00 PM)

    Such beautiful description and haunting lines! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Ann Martin (6/7/2017 10:31:00 PM)

    And though its halls are fair within -
    Oh give me back my home! !

    The Best Lines in the poem..... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 158,470 Points Rajnish Manga (6/7/2017 2:25:00 AM)

    A great poem evoking nostalgia and longing for a forlorn mansion surrounded by refreshing natural scenery. Thanks please. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Home

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  2. 2. To A Daughter Leaving Home , Linda Pastan
  3. 3. Home And Love , Robert William Service
  4. 4. A Letter Home , Siegfried Sassoon
  5. 5. Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  6. 6. Home Burial , Robert Frost
  7. 7. Welcome Home , Spike Milligan
  8. 8. Home , Anne Brontë
  9. 9. My Childhood Home I See Again , Abraham Lincoln
  10. 10. Journey Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  11. 11. Home Thoughts, From Abroad , Robert Browning
  12. 12. Home For Thanksgiving , Linda Pastan
  13. 13. Coming Home , Ernestine Northover
  14. 14. Home After Three Months Away , Robert Lowell
  15. 15. Home, Sweet Home , John Howard Payne
  16. 16. Letter Home , Natasha Trethewey
  17. 17. At Home , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  18. 18. A Home Song , Henry Van Dyke
  19. 19. Bound For Your Distant Home , Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
  20. 20. Home Thoughts , Claude McKay
  21. 21. Down Home , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  22. 22. My Home , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  23. 23. Home From Abroad , Laurie Lee
  24. 24. Graydigger's Home , William Stafford
  25. 25. Come Home, Father! , Henry Clay Work
  26. 26. Home Thoughts, From The Sea , Robert Browning
  27. 27. The Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  28. 28. Away From Home Are Some And I— , Emily Dickinson
  29. 29. On Home Beaches , Les Murray
  30. 30. The Old Home Calls , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  31. 31. Home , Zbigniew Herbert
  32. 32. A Martian Sends A Postcard Home , Craig Raine
  33. 33. Home , Rupert Brooke
  34. 34. Home , Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
  35. 35. Who Goes Home? , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  36. 36. Home Sweet Home , Siyabonga A Nxumalo
  37. 37. Oh Stay At Home, My Lad , Alfred Edward Housman
  38. 38. Night In The Old Home , Thomas Hardy
  39. 39. Almost Home , Sandra Fowler
  40. 40. The Wrong Way Home , James Tate
  41. 41. The Hangman At Home , Carl Sandburg
  42. 42. Variations At Home And Abroad , Kenneth Koch
  43. 43. The Princess: A Medley: Home They Brough.. , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  44. 44. When The Children Come Home , Henry Lawson
  45. 45. .home Sweet Home , Nikunj Sharma
  46. 46. Prophets At Home , Rudyard Kipling
  47. 47. How Bateese Came Home , William Henry Drummond
  48. 48. Sweet Stay-At-Home , William Henry Davies
  49. 49. Lines Written From Home , Anne Brontë
  50. 50. To Friends At Home , Robert Louis Stevenson
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