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J. C. Squire, ed.  A Book of Women’s Verse.  1921.
 
Speak of the North!
By Charlotte Brontë (1816–1855)
 
SPEAK of the North! A lonely moor
Silent and dark and trackless swells,
The waves of some wild streamlet pour
Hurriedly through its ferny dells.
 
Profoundly still the twilight air,        5
Lifeless the landscape; so we deem,
Till like a phantom gliding near
A stag bends down to drink the stream.
 
And far away a mountain zone,
A cold, white waste of snow-drifts lies,        10
And one star, large and soft and lone,
Silently lights the unclouded skies.
 
 
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