Monday, 6 July 2015

Poetry Revisited: Moonlight, Summer Moonlight by Emily Brontë

Moonlight, Summer Moonlight

(dated 13 May 1840; first published posthumously in
The Complete Poems of Emily Brontë in Two Volumes: 1908)

'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.

Emily Brontë
(1818-1848)

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