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Poem by Anne Brontë


Stanzas


Oh, weep not, love! each tear that springs
In those dear eyes of thine,
To me a keener suffering brings,
Than if they flowed from mine.
And do not droop! however drear
The fate awaiting thee;
For my sake combat pain and care,
And cherish life for me!

I do not fear thy love will fail;
Thy faith is true, I know;
But, oh, my love! thy strength is frail
For such a life of woe.

Were't not for this, I well could trace
(Though banished long from thee,)
Life's rugged path, and boldly face
The storms that threaten me.

Fear not for me - I've steeled my mind
Sorrow and strife to greet;
Joy with my love I leave behind,
Care with my friends I meet.

A mother's sad reproachful eye,
A father's scowling brow -
But he may frown and she may sigh:
I will not break my vow!

I love my mother, I revere
My sire, but fear not me
Believe that Death alone can tear
This faithful heart from thee.

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Anne Brontë


Anne Brontë's other poems:
  1. Severed And Gone
  2. A Prisoner in a Dungeon Deep
  3. Lines Written From Home
  4. Vanitas Vanitatis, Etc
  5. A Word To The Calvinists


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • George Byron Stanzas ("When a man hath no freedom to fight for at home") November 5, 1820
  • William Wordsworth Stanzas ("IF life were slumber on a bed of down")
  • Percy Shelley Stanzas ("Away! the moor is dark beneath the moon") April, 1814
  • Emily Brontë Stanzas ("I'll not weep that thou art going to leave me")
  • Charlotte Bront Stanzas ("IF thou be in a lonely place")
  • Thomas Gent Stanzas ("Say, why is the stern eye averted with scorn")
  • Letitia Landon Stanzas ("I do not weep that thou art laid")
  • Mary Robinson Stanzas ("WHEN fragrant gales and summer showrs")
  • Maria Jewsbury Stanzas ("I SAW rich roses springing")
  • Laura Temple Stanzas ("Now brightly smiles the cloudless sky")

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