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The Night is Darkening Round Me (edition 2015)

by Bront Emily (Author)

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Title:The Night is Darkening Round Me
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Info:PENGUIN CLASSICS (2015), 58 pages
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The Night is Darkening Round Me by Emily Brontë



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I was at peace, and drank your beams
As they were life to me
And revelled in my changeful dreams
Like petrel on the sea.

Someone was trying to find the definition of love on TV today. And I laughed a sad laugh after hearing many people say they haven't loved anyone nor did they know what it meant. At times like these, when we read poetry that talks of forbidden love and a time when professing love wasn't the societal norm, it makes more sense to identify with its spirit.

Blood-red he rose, and arrow-straight,
His fierce beams struck my brow;
The soul of Nature sprang elate,
But mine sank sad and low!

Oh, Emily! I wish I could tell you how depressing I think Wuthering Heights is and how it sank me in a deep abyss, both times that I read it.

I turned me to the pillow then
To call back Night, and see
Your worlds of solemn light, again
Throb with my heart and me!

But she still comes across as an optimist self compared to the other poems in the book. Even when she writes about bluebells, distant hills and valleys, violets and summer air, she puts a spell of sad charm over me. ( )
  Sharayu_Gangurde | Jan 19, 2017 |
Pretty but depressing poetry ( )
  SashaM | Apr 20, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0141398477, Mass Market Paperback)

'... ever-present, phantom thing; My slave, my comrade, and my king' Some of Emily Brontë's most extraordinary poems Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Emily Brontë (1818-1848). Brontë's Wuthering Heights and The Complete Poems are available in Penguin Classics

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