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Poem by Anne Brontë


Retirement


O, let me be alone a while,
No human form is nigh.
And may I sing and muse aloud,
No mortal ear is by.
Away! ye dreams of earthly bliss,
Ye earthly cares begone:
Depart! ye restless wandering thoughts,
And let me be alone!

One hour, my spirit, stretch thy wings,
And quit this joyless sod,
Bask in the sunshine of the sky,
And be alone with God! 



Anne Brontë


Anne Brontë's other poems:
  1. The Student's Serenade
  2. Despondency
  3. The Arbour
  4. Vanitas Vanitatis, Etc
  5. Lines Written From Home


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • William Cowper Retirement ("Hackney'd in business, wearied at that oar")
  • Henry Vaughan Retirement ("Fresh fields and woods! the Earth's fair face")
  • Robert Anderson Retirement ("Near a murmuring rill, in a cottage of thatch")
  • Henry Timrod Retirement ("My gentle friend! I hold no creed so false")

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