my own nature

“Windflowers” by John William Waterhouse
“Windflowers” by John William Waterhouse

I’ll walk where my own nature would be leading: 
It vexes me to choose another guide: 
Where the grey flocks in ferny glens are feeding; 
Where the wild wind blows on the mountainside.
~ Emily Brontë
(The Complete Poems of Emily Brontë)

18 thoughts on “my own nature”

    1. I have the impression that all the Brontë sisters were very feminine, yet also unique and very strong in their determination to live their lives on their own terms.

    1. Could it be the wind that is unsettling? Windy days can be so frustrating to me, snatching things away from my grip and tangling up my hair…

    1. I’m wishing these annoying March winds would take a hike and let the April showers begin! (I also think it’s about time for another haircut…)

    1. My first Brontë experience was “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte – how I identified with plain Jane! In the space of a couple of years I read all of Charlotte’s novels and then Anne’s “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall” and finally Emily’s “Wuthering Heights.” I think Emily was the most daring of the three – all of them such remarkable, and unique writers.

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