Saturday, April 18, 2009

Emily Brontë - 'Tis Moonlight

The Brontë sisters are best known for their now-classic novels, like Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. All three sisters wrote as poets first, but found little success writing under pseudonyms, and so, returned to prose.

'Tis Moonlight

'Tis moonlight, summer moonlight,
All soft and still and fair;
The solemn hour of midnight
Breathes sweet thoughts everywhere,

But most where trees are sending
Their breezy boughs on high,
Or stooping low are lending
A shelter from the sky.

And there in those wild bowers
A lovely form is laid;
Green grass and dew-steeped flowers
Wave gently round her head.

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