Thursday, February 6, 2014

Winter Stores

 
 

Excerpt from "Winter Stores" by Charlotte Brontë, published under pseudonym Currer Bell in 1846

 
 
Thoughtful for Winter’s future sorrow,
Its gloom and scarcity;
Prescient to-day, of want to-morrow,
Toiled quiet Memory.

 
 
 
’Tis she that from each transient pleasure
Extracts a lasting good;
’Tis she that finds, in summer, treasure
To serve for winter’s food.



 
And when Youth’s summer day is vanished,
And Age brings Winter’s stress,
Her stores, with hoarded sweets replenished,
Life’s evening hours will bless.


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