Fall, leaves, fall

By Emily Brontë 1818–1848 Emily Bronte
Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night’s decay
Ushers in a drearier day.

Source: Poets of the English Language (Viking Press, 1950)

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Poet Emily Brontë 1818–1848

SCHOOL / PERIOD Victorian

Subjects Nature, Winter, Fall

 Emily   Brontë

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The only poems by Emily Brontë that were published in her lifetime were included in a slim volume by Brontë and her sisters Charlotte and Anne titled Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell (1846), which sold a mere two copies and received only three unsigned reviews in the months following its publication. The three notices were positive, however, especially with respect to the contributions of Ellis Bell—Emily Brontë. The . . .

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SUBJECT Nature, Winter, Fall

SCHOOL / PERIOD Victorian

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