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Emily Bronte

Another beautiful poem by my fav ❤

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Come, Walk With Me – Poem by Emily Jane Brontë

Come, walk with me,
There’s only thee
To bless my spirit now –
We used to love on winter nights
To wander through the snow;
Can we not woo back old delights?
The clouds rush dark and wild
They fleck with shade our mountain heights
The same as long ago
And on the horizon rest at last
In looming masses piled;
While moonbeams flash and fly so fast
We scarce can say they smiled –

Come walk with me, come walk with me;
We were not once so few
But Death has stolen our company
As sunshine steals the dew –
He took them one by one and we
Are left the only two;
So closer would my feelings twine
Because they have no stay but thine –

‘Nay call me not – it may not be
Is human love so true?
Can Friendship’s flower droop on for years
And then revive anew?
No, though the soil be wet with tears,
How fair soe’er it grew
The vital sap once perished
Will never flow again
And surer than that dwelling dread,
The narrow dungeon of the dead
Time parts the hearts of men -‘

What a beautiful poem that can have so many interpretations. I felt its about someone the poet loved or about someones love who they lost. The beginning feels like a memory of how they would walk together in “Winter Nights”. Now is the poet trying to explain that the lover passed away ? As the word death is written in such a way :

“Come walk with me, come walk with me;
We were not once so few
But Death has stolen our company
As sunshine steals the dew –

Did death steal their love? By separating one another? I found these couple of sentences quite interesting and very deep. At the very end Emily had written “Time parts the heart of men” again this could be referring to life ending, inevitably separating one from another but I would love to know other people’s views on the poem.

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