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Anne Brontë (Энн Бронте)


Dreams


While on my lonely couch I lie,
I seldom feel myself alone,
For fancy fills my dreaming eye
With scenes and pleasures of its own.
Then I may cherish at my breast
An infant's form beloved and fair,
May smile and soothe it into rest
With all a Mother's fondest care.

How sweet to feel its helpless form
Depending thus on me alone!
And while I hold it safe and warm
What bliss to think it is my own!

And glances then may meet my eyes
That daylight never showed to me;
What raptures in my bosom rise,
Those earnest looks of love to see,

To feel my hand so kindly prest,
To know myself beloved at last,
To think my heart has found a rest,
My life of solitude is past!

But then to wake and find it flown,
The dream of happiness destroyed,
To find myself unloved, alone,
What tongue can speak the dreary void?

A heart whence warm affections flow,
Creator, thou hast given to me,
And am I only thus to know
How sweet the joys of love would be? 



Anne Brontë's other poems:
  1. Mirth And Mourning
  2. Verses By Lady Geralda
  3. The Three Guides
  4. An Orphan's Lament
  5. Severed And Gone


Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • John Dryden (Джон Драйден) Dreams ("Dreams are but interludes which Fancy makes")
  • Robert Herrick (Роберт Геррик (Херрик)) Dreams ("Here we are all, by day; by night we're hurl'd")
  • John Newman (Джон Ньюмен) Dreams ("OH! miserable power")
  • Caroline Norton (Каролина Нортон) Dreams ("SURELY I heard a voice-surely my name")
  • Robert Service (Роберт Сервис) Dreams ("I had a dream, a dream of dread")
  • Edgar Poe (Эдгар По) Dreams ("Oh! that my young life were a lasting dream!")
  • Henry Timrod (Генри Тимрод) Dreams ("Who first said "false as dreams?" Not one who saw")

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