Friday, November 14, 2008

Love and Friendship by Emily Bronte

I took this photo of a painting at a local hotel. It was in their foyer. The frame I added later. It had one of those beautifully ornate frames but it didn't photograph well. Anyhow I thought it was a lovely painting and wanted to add the friendship poem to it.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Love and Friendship
A poem by Emily Bronte

Love is like the wild rose-briar,
Friendship like the holly-tree
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms
But which will bloom most constantly?
The wild-rose briar is sweet in the spring,
Its summer blossoms scent the air;
Yet wait till winter comes again
And who will call the wild-briar fair?
Then scorn the silly rose-wreath now
And deck thee with the holly's sheen,
That when December blights thy brow
He may still leave thy garland green.


  1. Thank you for the link Denise. Very much appreciated. Love the poem. My husband loves Devon and Cornwall and we have been down there (Devon) a few times. At one point we were seriously thinking of living there...

  2. That is a lovely poem Denise. I had read it before but forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder.

    A lovely picture too.

    A x

  3. I love the friendship poem. I'm going to email it to my best friend. Thanks for sharing it :)

  4. it is very pretty - so old-fashioned, old-worldly, very pretty

  5. Ahhh! Nice combination! Picture and poem! Very neat photo/painting

  6. Hello Denise !
    This poem is lovely...

    Nice post.
    See You later !