Love and Frienship

Branwell Brontë, "Anne, Emily, (Branwell) und Charlotte" (von links nach rechts) (1834)
Branwell Brontë, „Anne, Emily, (Branwell) und Charlotte“ (von links nach rechts) (1834)
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.

Emily Brontë