The Night is Darkening round Me

Original Text: 
Emily Brontë, The Complete Poems of Emily Jane Brontë, ed. Clement Shorter, collected by C. W. Hatfield (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1923): 74. PR 4172 A1 1923 Robarts Library
1THE night is darkening round me,
2    The wild winds coldly blow ;
3But a tyrant spell has bound me,
4    And I cannot, cannot go.
5The giant trees are bending
6    Their bare boughs weighed with snow ;
7The storm is fast descending,
8    And yet I cannot go.
9Clouds beyond clouds above me,
10    Wastes beyond wastes below ;
11But nothing drear can move me :
12    I will not, cannot go.
Publication Start Year: 
1923
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1996-2000.
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