Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, AT CASTLE WOOD, by EMILY JANE BRONTE

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First Line: The day is done -- the winter sun
Last Line: Unwept for let the body go
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Ellis
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The

The day is done -- the winter sun
Is setting in its sullen sky
And drear the course that [h]as been run
And dim the hearts that slowly die

No star will light my coming night
No morn of hope for me will shine
I mourn not heaven would blast my sight
And I never longed for [ways] divine

Through Life['s] hard Task I did not ask
Celestial aid celestial cheer
I saw my fate [without its] mask
And met it too without a tear

The grief that pressed this [living] breast
Was heavier far than earth can be
And who would dread eternal rest
When labour's hire was agony

Dark falls the fear of this despair
On spirits born for happiness
But I was bred the mate of care
The foster child of [sore] distress

No sighs for me, no sympathy,
No wish to keep my soul below
The heart is dead since infancy
Unwept for let the body go

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