Famous Life Poem

Christina Rossetti reflects on things that are heavy, brief, frail, and deep. She shares both concrete items and metaphorical ones, whether it’s a state of mind or moment in time. It’s a poem that makes the reader reflect on the meaning of life.

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What Are Heavy?

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What are heavy? Sea-sand and sorrow;
What are brief? Today and tomorrow;
What are frail? Spring blossoms and youth;
What are deep? The ocean and truth.

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  • John by John
  • 6 months ago

I like this so much!

  • Elizabeth LaPlante by Elizabeth LaPlante
  • 1 month ago

Yes, it is perfection! Every line is simple in its truth. Agreed, agreed, this poem has done its deed!

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