Emily Jane Brontë

(30 July 1818 – 19 December 1848 / Thornton / Yorkshire)

Come, Walk With Me - Poem by Emily Jane Brontë

Come, walk with me,
There's only thee
To bless my spirit now -
We used to love on winter nights
To wander through the snow;
Can we not woo back old delights?
The clouds rush dark and wild
They fleck with shade our mountain heights
The same as long ago
And on the horizon rest at last
In looming masses piled;
While moonbeams flash and fly so fast
We scarce can say they smiled -

Come walk with me, come walk with me;
We were not once so few
But Death has stolen our company
As sunshine steals the dew -
He took them one by one and we
Are left the only two;
So closer would my feelings twine
Because they have no stay but thine -

'Nay call me not - it may not be
Is human love so true?
Can Friendship's flower droop on for years
And then revive anew?
No, though the soil be wet with tears,
How fair soe'er it grew
The vital sap once perished
Will never flow again
And surer than that dwelling dread,
The narrow dungeon of the dead
Time parts the hearts of men -'


Comments about Come, Walk With Me by Emily Jane Brontë

  • Josey Alfred Josey Alfred (4/28/2016 10:39:00 PM)

    Very touching,
    Can we not woo back old delights?
    The clouds rush dark and wild.
    The reminiscence of delights retained in the mind the present state of dark cloudy days.. Really great. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (4/28/2016 5:41:00 PM)

    The imagery in this poem is particularly well-done. She sets a melancholy tone with those dark clouds. She also uses alliteration in like 'fly, ' and 'flash, '. Then there is the touch of personification with the smiling moonbeams. And voila! A beautifully sad poem. (Report) Reply

  • Atu-wonders Osim Atu-wonders Osim (4/28/2016 4:24:00 PM)

    A very beautiful one (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (4/28/2016 11:19:00 AM)

    An eloquent, sad poem.
    We were not once so few
    But Death has stolen our company
    As sunshine steals the dew -
    He took them one by one and we
    Are left the only two;

    This is so much better than the 5.9 rating given by the previous 64 voters. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (4/28/2016 7:57:00 AM)

    Can Friendship's flower droop on for years
    And then revive anew?
    ......yes, Emily I believe true friendship can stand the test of Time ★ (Report) Reply

  • Joshua Guillory Joshua Guillory (4/28/2016 7:50:00 AM)

    Another eloquently despondent trifle
    And I vote '10' and not because it's good (pleasant)
    But because it's the disposition of the majority.
    Thanks for helping to set the tone, Emily Jane Bronte
    Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
    CHEER UP HUMANS! LIFE IS WONDERFUL! :) (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (4/28/2016 6:25:00 AM)

    But death has stolen our company
    As sunshine steals the dew!
    Very beautiful and tender expression. The poem is full of such amazing lines. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

  • . Evensong . Evensong (4/28/2016 1:47:00 AM)

    Extraordinary, touching and truly 'alive' (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (4/28/2016 1:39:00 AM)

    To wander through the snow! Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Akham Nilabirdhwaja Singh (4/28/2016 1:12:00 AM)

    Wonderful...............love it.. (Report) Reply

  • Niamh Nicholson (12/23/2015 5:06:00 PM)

    truly heart wrenching.... reminds me slightly of Cathy and Heathcliff from Wuthering heights in some aspects (Report) Reply

  • estela ashkenazy (2/17/2015 6:00:00 AM)

    fantastic (Report) Reply

  • Ecem Gerede (8/22/2014 8:23:00 AM)

    Great poem... (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/6/2014 3:38:00 AM)

    Very beautiful and meaningful the real life.......... (Report) Reply

  • Thomas Miller (12/20/2013 8:19:00 PM)

    Oh my Lord, that one could know Emily in person! (Report) Reply

  • Nyccy Dee (1/6/2013 6:46:00 PM)

    Heart breaking............................... (Report) Reply

  • Komagal Rajamohan (3/26/2012 11:58:00 AM)

    fantastic.................im loving it..... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Poem Edited: Monday, December 19, 2011


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