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The Farmer's Bride

The Farmer's Bride by Charlotte Mew
By: (1869-1928)

The Farmer's Bride is a haunting and emotional narrative poem that delves into themes of love, loneliness, and mental illness. The story follows a young bride who has been married off to a farmer, but struggles to connect with and open up to her husband. Throughout the poem, the farmer reflects on his wife's behavior and his own frustration and longing for intimacy.

Charlotte Mew's writing is both beautiful and heartbreaking, as she explores the complexities of human relationships and the impact of unspoken emotions. The Farmer's Bride offers a powerful and poignant look at the struggles faced by those who feel trapped in their circumstances and unable to communicate their innermost thoughts and feelings.

Overall, The Farmer's Bride is a thought-provoking and moving read that will stay with readers long after they have finished the final lines. Mew's lyrical language and impactful storytelling make this poem a truly unforgettable piece of literature.

Book Description:
The Farmer's Bride is a collection of 28 poems by British modernist writer Charlotte Mew. The original edition was published in 1916; this edition, published in 1921, contains 11 more poems. Mew's poetry is varied in style and content and manifests a strong interest in love, longing, death, and nature. Mew's life was marked by loneliness and depression, and she eventually committed suicide. Her work earned her the admiration of her peers, including Virginia Woolf, who characterized her as "very good and quite unlike anyone else."

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