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Poetry Friday: Love and Friendship by Emily Bronte

April 6th, 2007 (06:59 am)
sad

Current Mood: sad
Current Song: Instigator by Kaci Brown

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.

-- Love and Friendship by Emily Bronte

Comments

Posted by: aka_becker (aka_becker)
Posted at: April 5th, 2007 02:24 am (UTC)

There's been much confusion in my office this week as yesterday one of the girls thought it was Wednesday. But, um, aren't you jumping the gun a bit? Or are you going to be off-line on Friday?

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 5th, 2007 01:35 pm (UTC)

I found it last night and wanted to post it in advance for today. See all of the Holly references?

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 5th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)

D'oh! I missed the references. Sorry.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 5th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC)

It's okay.

Posted by: aka_becker (aka_becker)
Posted at: April 5th, 2007 06:57 pm (UTC)

I have no idea why that posted as anonymous as I had already logged in.

Ah, now I see the rest of my confusion. When I click right on your name, it is stickied to the top (at least until Friday), but it's already halfway down the previous page on my LJ when I just read my friends page, so I thought you had just posted it yesterday and not backdated it. That
s sort of annoying as I've done this befroe too and now I know that anyone who only reads my page as part of the flist and not direct from my page may have missed it, especially if I did any updates.

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Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 5th, 2007 01:29 pm (UTC)

Good times.

Posted by: imcoolerthanu2 (imcoolerthanu2)
Posted at: April 5th, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)

I'm catching up on my blog reading from the whole week and was reading backward, but I read this and knew right away. So sorry to hear the sad news. Wishing you good thoughts and comfort.

And that is a lovely poem.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 5th, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC)

Thanks, Adrienne. You have cats, right? Hug them for me.

Posted by: imcoolerthanu2 (imcoolerthanu2)
Posted at: April 5th, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC)

I do, and I will.

I took Benny (the younger) to the vet for his routine checkup/shots yesterday, which frightens him terribly, and it struck me when we were all hanging out before the day started this morning how very lucky I am to have him and Ella. Ben doesn't know why I took him out to that frightening place, but he forgives me and trusts me and continues to sit next to me and purr. It's a profound thing.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 5th, 2007 11:02 pm (UTC)

I am sure that Benny knows you are taking care of him. Poor baby - You said this was routine, so I hope you mean typical/annual checkups as opposed to weekly/monthly. Enjoy every moment, every meow, every purr that he and Ella share with you.

Posted by: Vivian Lee Mahoney (hipwritermama)
Posted at: April 6th, 2007 02:10 pm (UTC)

Little Willow,
What a nice way to remember Holly. Many, many hugs.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 6th, 2007 02:14 pm (UTC)

Thank you.

Posted by: capri pants. leather sandals. pregnancy. (37piecesflair)
Posted at: April 8th, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)

Great poem for Holly. I'm glad you're doing well, LW. Lots of love. I'm thinking you about a lot.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 8th, 2007 05:37 am (UTC)

Thank you. It's still all for her.

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