Saturday, May 11, 2013

Poem #41: Jane Smiles

Painting of the 3 Brontë Sisters, by Branwell Brontë (L to R: Anne, Emily, Charlotte)

Jane Smiles
(Inspired by Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre)

At rest, stern, 
Strong, the squared-off jaw, set
Almost stubbornly, betrayed
Only by the softening
At the corners 
Of his mouth,
And the gentle
Brightness of his eyes
         --often darkened by 
         the onset of a storm--
Though this is how 
I think of them
         --searching, sweet--
When I think of them,
When he smiles,
And smile.

(c) 2013, by Hannah Six


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