Charlotte Brontë had one simple message for us when she wrote the poem Life. It was her attempt to show that there is more to life than darkness.
There are so many beautiful poems written by the eldest of the three Brontë sisters. She left us so many beautiful words. In the first years of her writing career, she used the pen name Currer Bell. This name didn’t reveal her gender, what was very important to the three writing sisters. Her other sisters also used different names to reveal who they really were: Anne (Acton Bell), Emily (Ellis Bell).
In her poem Brontë starts with a statement that it’s not a dream, this thing called life. Yes, there is darkness and everyone seems to remember the rain in the morning. Not the fact that the sun began to shine when morning was over. She tells us, that this rain isn’t a bad thing: it makes roses bloom. After a while, the sun starts to shine and we should just enjoy them.
Yes, there are moments when you realize that death means an end of the life of those you love. So try to be with them. Make the time useful, together.
Just a simple message, written down by one of the “giants” when it comes to literature and poetry.
LIFE, believe, is not a dream
So dark as sages say;
Oft a little morning rain
Foretells a pleasant day.
Sometimes there are clouds of gloom,
But these are transient all;
If the shower will make the roses bloom,
O why lament its fall?
Life’s sunny hours flit by,
Enjoy them as they fly!
What though Death at times steps in
And calls our Best away?
What though sorrow seems to win,
O’er hope, a heavy sway?
Yet hope again elastic springs,
Unconquered, though she fell;
Still buoyant are her golden wings,
Still strong to bear us well.
The day of trial bear,
For gloriously, victoriously,
Can courage quell despair!
— Charlotte Brontë
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