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.

6 comments:

Hadriana's Treasures said...

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...

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

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

Baruch said...

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

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

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

KathyUSA said...

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

Webradio said...

Hello Denise !
This poem is lovely...

Nice post.
See You later !