Poems of Solitude

Poems of Solitude The cheerful comforts of home and the joys of memory and hope form the background for an expression of inner fortitude in this moving book of solitude and sorrow Despite the isolation of Haworth th

  • Title: Poems of Solitude
  • Author: Emily Brontë Helen Dunmore
  • ISBN: 9781843911036
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Paperback
  • The cheerful comforts of home, and the joys of memory and hope, form the background for an expression of inner fortitude in this moving book of solitude and sorrow Despite the isolation of Haworth, the small Yorkshire village where she was raised, Emily Bront manages to transcend her surroundings to give the universal themes of love, time, and death a thoroughly new andThe cheerful comforts of home, and the joys of memory and hope, form the background for an expression of inner fortitude in this moving book of solitude and sorrow Despite the isolation of Haworth, the small Yorkshire village where she was raised, Emily Bront manages to transcend her surroundings to give the universal themes of love, time, and death a thoroughly new and fascinating interpretation Penned for her own consolation, and as a kind of shorthand of her soul, these poems most of which were unpublished in her lifetime reveal the depth and scope of her vision Emily Bront is the author of Wuthering Heights, one of the most popular romances of all time.

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    1. If I could rate this one billion stars, I would. These poems are incredibly precious to me – they've been with me throughout the bad times and the good, ever-present in my life. There's not a lot I wouldn't do to somehow turn back time and rescue the rest of the Gondal work.

    2. Come, Walk With MeCome, walk with me, There's only thee To bless my spirit now - We used to love on winter nightsTo wander through the snow; Can we not woo back old delights?The clouds rush dark and wild They fleck with shade our mountain heightsThe same as long ago And on the horizon rest at lastIn looming masses piled; While moonbeams flash and fly so fastWe scarce can say they smiled - Come walk with me, come walk with me;We were not once so fewBut Death has stolen our companyAs sunshine stea [...]

    3. A few months ago, I got a meme in Facebook, asking me to talk about my favorite books. The experience was a very dark, painful afternoon of thinking about books. Books are too much like friends for my relationships to be terribly healthy with - God knows I mistreat my friends. But in that meme, I wrote about Emily Dickinson, about how it was difficult to seperate the woman from the poetry. I have this sort of purist mind that tells me that's asign of weakness, that I'm conflating good writing wi [...]

    4. Emily Bronte is such a mystery. How could she write such fierce fiction. There is power and deep longing in her poetry especially her Gondal poems which she used for Wuthering Heights. I want to write a story about that! Love her.

    5. One of my favorites --No coward soul of mineNo trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere;I see Heaven glories shineAnd Faith shines equal arming me from Fear.O God within my breast,Almighty ever-present Deity;Life, that in me hast restAs I -- Undying Life -- have power in Thee.Vain are the thousand creedsThat move men's hearts -- unutterably vain,Worthless as withered weedsOr idlest froth amid the boundless main --To waken doubt in oneHolding so fast by thy infinitySo surely anchored onThe s [...]

    6. I've never been a fan of "Wuthering Heights", but I love Emily's poetry. She's one of my most favourite poets. I was so inspired by her poems that I wrote the verses of my own, and I find them well, promising.Of long ago there is the worldThat always speak to me - The prose of Anne and verse of Emily.Like see-breeze fresh, like gull's scream boldTwo novels. One thunder-blast, the earth of pain,Wild winter rose in bloom,Another is a sun-ray, shining through the gloom.And poems - like a streaming [...]

    7. Poetry is hard for me and I think it always will be. Some of these were pure brilliance, but there were a lot and so their quality differed throughout. Although I suppose that's to be expected with any complete works. A must read for Bronte fans, especially if you loved the darkness of Wuthering Heights. .

    8. Some of these were beauties. Quite dark. I'm sure I've read stuff which said that the Bronte sisters kept to themselves their whole lives and never got any. Reading these Emily comes across as a person with life experience as much as the rest of us.

    9. Abandoned. Life is too short to force myself to read this collection. There are some really well-written poems in here, but also a lot of mediocre ones and the utter monotony of the subject is extremely wearing.

    10. “The Complete Poems” by Emily Brontë, Janet Gezari (Editor) Fascinating poems by a fascinationg women who was fascinated by winter, death, solitude, love, nature and stars. *****“STARS” (1846) by Emily Brontë Ah! why, because the dazzling sun Restored my earth to joy Have you departed, every one, And left a desert sky? All through the night, your glorious eyes Were gazing down in mine, And with a full heart's thankful sighs I blessed that watch divine! I was at peace, and drank your be [...]

    11. Her eloquent writing style is enjoyable to read. However I have found the vast majority of her poetry to be very sorrowful & most of it to be on the subject of death. That can be good or bad depending on the reader.

    12. Emily Bronte has been viewed as a self centered, crazy malcontent. Yes, she was a woman of unyielding independence, but Emily was also a poet of rare magnitude. She was of the finest poets in the English language, "ranked by some as comparable to Byron." Only a few poems were published in her lifetime. The title of this book is taken from the first line from this beautiful poem.No coward soul of mineNo trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere;I see Heaven glories shineAnd Faith shines equal [...]

    13. I will begin by saying Anne was the truest poet of the three "Bell" sisters, but Emily did a fine and haunting job of setting a scene with her verse. I enjoyed this book immensely. I recommend it to anyone sitting down to a chilly, grey afternoon with a cup of hot cocoa.It's fabulous!She YEARNED for home when she wasn't thered begged it to hold her when she was. Emily Bronte was amazing.We have to put our best guess for a date that we first read these books. I received it as a Christmas present [...]

    14. The weather and the seasons feature heavily in this collection, which won't be surprising to anyone familiar with Emily's upbringing near the North Yorkshire moors. I didn't realise just how much poetry Emily had produced until I read this collection. It's a pity she didn't write the equivalent in prose - I state this as a person who doesn't actually like poetry, but being a fan of the Brontës, I decided to read their poems around the times of each sister's birthday.Compared to her siblings, I [...]

    15. Emily Brontë's poetry was very enjoyable to read. Some poems are joyful, others deep, and still more melancholy. They all seem to have a little music to them, which is quite clever. As a fan of Wuthering Heights, I especially liked this.

    16. I'm trying to get into poetry and this was a decent book of poetry, but I still don't get it. I'll keep trying though.

    17. Actual rating: 4.5 stars.I have finally done it: I've read Emily's poetry in its entirety (well except the lost ones). This collection is brilliant for those of you who want to read Emily's poetry. Janet Gezari has spilt Emily's verse into 5 categories: poems published in 1846, dated poems, undated poems, poems of doubtful authorship and poems as edited by Charlotte in 1850. This makes reading them much more enjoyable as you can watch Emily's writing develop and see how she begins to experiment [...]

    18. Ballad MadMoved by the recent BBC drama I resolved to explore the lesser known works of the B sisters. In Emily's case this meant the poems and after ploughing through the no doubt interesting textual introduction I immediately fell in love with the poetry itself and with the Emily it revealed. Typically balladic or common metre they hark back to old English folk songs and ballads as much as to those Lyrical. Moreover they work out many of the themes and images that found such perfect expression [...]

    19. Ok, so of course this was good in terms of the poems. But i can't help but think it would have been better not to read the 'complete' poems all at once but to read them in seperate volumes. I got this from the library, otherwise i would have taken a long time to read this. Then i wouldn't have felt like i was reading hundreds of poems about: death, the fictional city of gondal (which we have no real context for, these read as random snippets more than anything) or the moorske i said, great writi [...]

    20. I loved this collection of poems by Emily Brontë. A lot of them spoke to me on so many levels.They are captivating, fluent to read.My favorites are "Anticipation", "Hope", "Lines".There are a few quotes I particularly loved:"Hope soothes me in the griefs I know,She lulls my pain for others' woe,And makes me strong to undergoWhat I am born to bear.""Now trust a heart that trusts in youAnd firmly say the world AdieuBe sure wherever I am roamMy heart is with your heart at home."

    21. What an inspired range of skill. I was equally struck by her expression of faith, her sorrow for those who had died, her delight in creation, and more. My words cannot encompass the awe I experienced when reading Bronte's work. It took me two months to read because a few portions a day was all I could take in. That beautiful!

    22. Oh, how I wish the Gondal poems had been published as an epic fantasy tale during the Brontë sisters' lifetimes. I mean, read "The Prisoner (A Fragment)" and "Remembrance", and tell me they don't have the potential to have become one of the cornerstones of modern fantasy and speculative fiction. War, intrigue, betrayal, romance. They have it all.

    23. How beautiful the earth is still to theeHow full of happinessHow little fraught with real illOr unreal fantoms of distressAbsolutely love Emily Bronte. Favorites include: Anticipation, How Clear She Shines, No Coward Soul is Mine.

    24. This poem is very memorable speaking of Bronte's strong faith in God and how she is not fearful of Death.

    25. I will tell the truth, I am not the world’s greatest fan of poetry. While I appreciate a good poem, and especially loved learning about them in school, I don’t make a habit of picking up books of poetry to read. I enjoyed reading Emily’s poems, but I am unable to offer a great critical review of them myself.While the poems were enjoyable and beautiful to read, the most fascinating part of the book to me was the Introduction by C.W. Hatfield. In this introduction, Hatfield discusses his pro [...]

    26. From all the poetesses that I know Emily Bronte is my favorite. Her poetry is beyond the understanding of mere words. The reader often has to delve deep in her poems in order to uncover her hidden messages. This book has really shifted me to a higher lever of consciousness and I cannot deny the fact that I have simply fallen in love with Emily Bronte’s gusting spirit. Emily Bronte’s poems are fierce and unique since they are always full of passion and intrigue. Many of the poems convey deep [...]

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