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Sometimes there are clouds of gloom,
But these are transient all;
If the shower will make the roses bloom,
O why lament its fall ?
~ 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞, 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐞 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐭ë
Best known for writing 𝘑𝘢𝘯𝘦 𝘌𝘺𝘳𝘦, Charlotte used poetry as a vessel to express her feelings of melancholy and loneliness whilst working as a young teacher. She did not enjoy her job and often escaped to the imaginary worlds that she had created with her sisters - many of which would feature in her literary works. When Charlotte was 20 years old, she sought the advice of the English Poet Laureate, Robert Southey, and asked him for any advice that could help her pursue a career in poetry. He replied by telling her that, ‘Literature cannot be the business of a woman’s life, and it ought not to be.’ In the year that followed from receiving his reply, Charlotte went on to write over 60 poems. She would be known as the author of one of the most seminal novels of the Victoria era, through which she successfully conveyed messages of female empowerment and independence. #charlottebronte #poetryislove #positivewords #hopequotes #femaleempowerment #strongwomenquotes #itgetsbetter #swans #eveningriver #darkclouds #cloudsclearing #brontepoetry #beautifulwords #poetstagram #nevergiveup #alwayslearning #famouspeople #quotesforlife