Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti

About Christina Rossetti

Christina Georgina Rossetti (5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894) was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems. She wrote the poems Goblin Market and Remember, and the words of the Christmas carol In the Bleak Midwinter.

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    Poems by Christina Rossetti

  • Song

    in Famous Death Poems

    When I am dead, my dearest,
    Sing no sad songs for me;
    Plant thou no roses at my head,
    Nor shady cypress tree:

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    • Rating 4.24
  • Echo

    in Famous Death Poems

    Come to me in the silence of the night;
    Come in the speaking silence of a dream;
    Come with soft rounded cheeks and eyes as bright
    As sunlight on a stream;

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    • Rating 4.25
  • What Is Pink?

    in Famous Children Poems

    What is pink? A rose is pink
    By the fountain's brink.
    What is red? A poppy's red
    In its barley bed.

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    • Stories 2
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    • Votes 221
    • Rating 4.11
    • Poem of the Day
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    This was a poem I learned at school in my elocution lessons in the early 1960s. It was recited at the end of term and if deserved, a certificate was awarded. The Covid-19 outbreak means I am...

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  • What Are Heavy?

    in Famous Life Poems

    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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    • Stories 3
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    • Votes 584
    • Rating 4.31
    • Poem of the Week
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    It’s pure perfection, this poem. It couldn't have been said any better and yet be any more poetic and precise. Beautiful.

    This poem shall stand the test of time,
    For it's got so much...

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  • Remember

    in Famous Death Poems

    Remember me when I am gone away,
    Gone far away into the silent land;
    When you can no more hold me by the hand,
    Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.

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    • Stories 1
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    • Rating 4.34
    • Poem of the Day
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    i have lost both my brothers and this poem is beautiful

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