Charlotte Bronte understands

The day after I wrote this post about long distance relationships, I was browsing the discount shelf at Barnes and Noble and discovered a book filled with love poems. Buried within the pages was Charlotte Bronte’s lovely composition Parting. Her message about, you guessed it – parting – from someone special, is depicted beautifully.

Hope everyone who’s missing someone finds this as comforting as I did.

Parting by Charlotte Bronte
There’s no use in weeping,
Though we are condemned to part:
There’s such a thing as keeping
A remembrance in one’s heart

There’s such a thing as dwelling
On the thought ourselves have nurs’d,
And with scorn and courage telling
The world to do its worst.

We’ll not let its follies grieve us,
We’ll take them as they come;
And then every day will leave us
A merry laugh for home.

When we’ve left each friend and brother,
When we’ve parted wide and far,
We will think of one another,
As even better than we are.

Every glorious sight above us,
Every pleasant sight beneath,
We’ll connect with those that love us,
Whom we truly love till death!

In the evening, when we’re sitting
By the fire perchance alone,
Then shall heart with warm heart meeting,
Give responsive tone for tone.

We can burst the bonds which chain us,
Which cold human hands have wrought,
And where none shall dare restrain us
We can meet again, in thought.

So there’s no use in weeping,
Bear a cheerful spirit still;
Never doubt that Fate is keeping
Future good for present ill!

 

See also: I Wish You Were Here – Avril Lavigne (I’m still 14 years old at heart)

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One Response to “Charlotte Bronte understands”
  1. Meg says:

    I’m in a long distance relationship at the moment too, it’s very hard to remain cheerful sometimes. Thanks for the poem!

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