The poem is signed with the Gondal initials of A.E., which could be Albert Exina. Here, he begs his lover, who may be Zerona, not to weep. 'The image of the moon 'deformed' by the prison bars is a striking one'.
It appears that there may have been some slight interference with the text, and which is not by Anne: as in an earlier poem, this may have been by Charlotte, or a later editor.
(See also: Chitham, 'The Poems of Anne Brontë', p.132 & p.191)
|Weep not too much, my darling;
Sigh not too oft for me;
Say not the face of Nature
Has lost its charm for thee.
I have enough of anguish
In my own breast alone;
Thou canst not ease the burden, Love,
By adding still thine own.
I know the faith and fervour
When through the prison grating
It is my only comfort
That moon upon her spirit
Or when I catch the murmur
If, from these fruitless yearnings
O, scorn not Nature's bounties!
|'Mirth And Mourning'||Untitled ('Weep Not')||'Power Of Love'|
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