7 Most Popular Poems by Christina Rossetti

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  • Remember

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    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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • Song

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    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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  • The Rainbow

    in Famous Children Poems

    Boats sail on the rivers,
    And ships sail on the seas;
    But clouds that sail across the sky
    Are prettier far than these.

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    This is a very awesome poem. Its words are carefully chosen, portraying exquisite beauty.

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  • 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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    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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  • A Riddle

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    There is one that has a head without an eye,
    And there's one that has an eye without a head.
    You may find the answer if you try;
    And when all is said,

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    Pins and needles

    Try this:

    The beginning of eternity,
    The end of time and space,
    The beginning of every end,
    And the end of every place.
    -The Guess Book (c. 1820)

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