IV. Time and Eternity
LIV. Charlotte Brontë's Grave.

ALL overgrown by cunning moss,
        All interspersed with weed,
The little cage of 'Currer Bell,'
        In quiet Haworth laid.

This bird, observing others,
        When frosts too sharp became,
Retire to other latitudes,
        Quietly did the same,

But differed in returning;
        Since Yorkshire hills are green,
Yet not in all the nests I meet
        Can nightingale be seen.

Gathered from many wanderings,
        Gethsemane can tell
Through what transporting anguish
        She reached the asphodel!

Soft fall the sounds of Eden
        Upon her puzzled ear;
Oh, what an afternoon for heaven,
        When 'Brontė' entered there!