Brontes- Sharing a Gem

8 11 2007

brontes

I went to Books A Million yesterday to search for some good poetry books and found this little gem, The Brontes. One poem strike me as I was reading last night in the bed. I wanted to share it with you.

Parting

There’s no use in weeping,

Thought we are condemned to part;

There’s such a thing as keeping

A remembrance in one’s heart:

There’s such a thing as dwelling

On the thought ourselves have nurs’d

And with scorn and courage telling

The world to do its worst.

We’ll not let its follies grieve us,

We’ll just take them as they come;

And then every day will leave us

A merry laugh for home.

When we’ve left each friend and brother,

When we’re parted wide and far,

We will think of one another.

As even better than we are.

Every glorious sight above us,

Every pleasant sight beneath,

We’ll connect with those that love us,

Whom we truly love till death!

In the evening, when we’re sitting

By the fire perchance alone,

Then shall heart with warm heart meeting,

Give responsive tone for tone.

We can burst the bonds which chain us,

Which cold human hands have wrought,

And where none shall dare restrain us

We can meet again, in thought.

So there’s no use in weeping

Bear a cheerful spirit still;

Never doubt that Fate is keeping

Future good for present ill!

by Charlotte Bronte

This poem is one to memorize, at least for me. Enjoy your day!

Comments: (from another blog)

Thank you (((Clary))) _ this short poem speaks volumes of wisdom!!!!! Indeed one to be remembered!!!

Tuesday August 21, 2007 – 10:30am (EDT)
M.K–… We’ll not let its follies grieve us,

We’ll just take them as they come;

And then every day will leave us

A merry laugh for home.
That was my favorite line,this is great and thanks for sharing.Peace be with you today and always

Tuesday August 21, 2007 – 09:32am (CDT)
melvy… I agree that it is a unique expression of how two caring people have agreed to go their separate ways. Great rhyming rhythm!!

Tuesday August 21, 2007 – 11:09am (EDT)
ManyD… Excellent!!!! Thank you for calling me here…wonderful read, and certainly a gem!!! Peace, Namaste! Shine on beautiful one! xoxx

Tuesday August 21, 2007 – 11:33am (EDT)
choter Thank You i’m romantic and very love poetry and flovers

Tuesday August 21, 2007 – 06:56pm (EEST)
Deant… Thank you…I will look for this..

Tuesday August 21, 2007 – 12:13pm (EDT)
Sherr… Thanks Clary, The Bronte sisters are some of my favorite authors but I haven’t had the chance yet to read much of their poetry.
Since (my mother’s side) my family are coming up on our 100 year annual family reunion ,and it may be our last for this group, this poem brings to mind how even through distance and time we will still be connected.
Before this I’ve had sad feeling about the end but now I’m seeing it in a better light. Thanks!
Sherri

Tuesday August 21, 2007 – 01:42pm (EDT)
DOC (… So there’s no use in weeping

Bear a cheerful spirit still;

Never doubt that Fate is keeping

Future good for present ill!
I love it! Thank you Clary! HUGS!

Tuesday August 21, 2007 – 01:50pm (EDT)
ஐ~♥K♥… Weeping will only keep ye down… ((weeping., once in awhile, while in silence is good theraphy, it releases the built up)) But, u must learn to keep the “chin up”, and foot the foot forward…..

Good days will surely follow— when, the attitude is “CHIN UP!!” <–Ive told everyone this, for years. And, this yr I have had, to practice what I preach!

Tuesday August 21, 2007 – 02:01pm (CDT)
Initi… Thank you!

Tuesday August 21, 2007 – 02:16pm (PDT)
Steve… Nice poem. Thanks for sharing.

Tuesday August 21, 2007 – 07:11pm (CDT)
Tony H I’ll let my daughters know about this book. They’re the Bronte sister fans.

Tuesday August 21, 2007 – 05:13pm (MST)
El Di… YOU KNOW WHEN I REMEMBER ALL THE FREINDS I HAVE LEFT OR THAT HAVE LEFT I ALWAYS REMEMBER THE FUN TIMES AND IT ALWAYS BRINGS A SMILE TO MY LIPS AND IN MY HEART.

Tuesday August 21, 2007 – 10:28pm (CDT)
M¥§Ti… Yes… a gem it is.

Wednesday August 22, 2007 – 09:28pm (EDT)
wizard “”guess what i come from Bronte country””

Friday August 24, 2007 – 07:58am (GMT+12)


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