Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP, by EMILY JANE BRONTE

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LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love is like the wild rose-briar
Last Line: He still may leave thy garland green.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Ellis
Variant Title(s): "love Is Like The Wild Rose Briar"";
Subject(s): Friendship; Love

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 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 still may leave thy garland green.

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