by Emily Brontë (1818 - 1848)

In summer moonlight
Language: English 
Moonlight, summer moonlight,
All soft, and still and fair;
The solemn hour of midnight
Breathes sweetly everywhere.

But most where trees are sending
Their breezy boughs on high,
Or, stooping low, are lending
A shelter from the sky.

And there in those wild bowers
A lovely form is laid;
Green grass and dew-steeped flowers
Wave gently round her head.


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Researcher for this text: Victoria Brago

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 59