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When I am dead, my dearest by Christina Rossetti

When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me; Plant thou no roses at my head, Nor shady cypress tree: Be the green grass above me With showers and dewdrops wet; And if thou wilt, remember, And … Continue reading

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I Caught a Little Ladybird by Christina Rossetti

I caught a little ladybird That flies far away; I caught a little lady wife That is both staid and gay. Come back, my scarlet ladybird, Back from far away; I weary of my dolly wife, My wife that cannot … Continue reading

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I loved you first by Christina Rossetti

I loved you first: but afterwards your love    Outsoaring mine, sang such a loftier songAs drowned the friendly cooings of my dove.    Which owes the other most? my love was long,    And yours one moment seemed to wax more strong;I … Continue reading

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I wish I could remember by Christina Rossetti

I wish I could remember that first day, First hour, first moment of your meeting me, If bright or dim the season, it might be Summer or Winter for aught I can say; So unrecorded did it slip away, So … Continue reading

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In the Bleak Midwinter by Christina Rossetti

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, long ago. Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him, nor earth … Continue reading

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A Birthday by Christina Rossetti

My heart is like a singing bird Whose nest is in a water’d shoot; My heart is like an apple-tree Whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit; My heart is like a rainbow shell That paddles in a halcyon sea; … Continue reading

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