A Reminiscence

Original Text: 
Anne Brontë, The Complete Poems of Anne Brontë, ed. Clement Shorter, introduction by C. W. Hatfield (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1920). PR 4162 A2S5 1920 Robarts Library
1YES, thou art gone ! and never more
2    Thy sunny smile shall gladden me ;
3But I may pass the old church door,
4    And pace the floor that covers thee.
5May stand upon the cold, damp stone,
6    And think that, frozen, lies below
7The lightest heart that I have known,
8    The kindest I shall ever know.
9Yet, though I cannot see thee more,
10    'Tis still a comfort to have seen ;
11And though thy transient life is o'er,
12    'Tis sweet to think that thou hast been ;
13To think a soul so near divine,
14    Within a form so angel fair,
15United to a heart like thine,
16    Has gladdened once our humble sphere.
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1996-2000.