Trembling and fainting from infant panic,
Solitary Jane is confined to a red room.
She is branded a thieving liar and barbaric
At a school that deals in miserly gloom –
Helen waits patiently there for a benign
Un-evidenced God to stop her weak breath.
Serendipity pushes a man down in time
For her to be brought to a house reeking of death
And creaking with rumour and a bastard child.
Rochester calls her into his room for fire-lit
Discussion of her and him while red hell burns wild –
The hysterical ghost tears the white dress in a fit.
But, much later, she hears his voice bidding for kind
Jane return to a black house and a man now blind.
This poem is based on the novel by Jane Eyre and also the 2011 film by Cary Fukunaga. I think it is probably necessary to watch the film or know the book to understand the poem.