Fall Leaves Fall

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Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night’s decay
Ushers in a drearier day.

by Emily Brontë

 

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Emily Brontë was born in 1818 in Yorkshire, England, and is best remembered for her novel, Wuthering Heights. She died of tuberculosis in 1848.