Who is 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 is famous for writing "Goblin Market" and "Remember". She also wrote the words of two Christmas carols well known in the British Isles: "In the Bleak Midwinter", later set to music by Gustav Holst and by Harold Darke, and "Love Came Down at Christmas", also set by Harold Darke and other composers.

Early life and education Christina Rossetti was born in Charlotte Street (now 105 Hallam Street), London, to Gabriele Rossetti, a poet and a political exile from Vasto, Abruzzo, since 1824 and Frances Polidori, the sister of Lord Byron's friend and physician, John William Polidori. She had two brothers and a ...
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Christina Rossetti Poems

  • Yet A Little While
    I dreamed and did not seek: to-day I seek
    Who can no longer dream;
    But now am all behindhand, waxen weak,
    And dazed amid so many things that gleam...
  • Winter Rain
    Every valley drinks,
    Every dell and hollow:
    Where the kind rain sinks and sinks,
    Green of Spring will follow....
  • Wife To Husband
    Pardon the faults in me,
    For the love of years ago:
    Good by.
    I must drift across the sea,...
  • Why?
    Lord, if I love Thee and Thou lovest me,
    Why need I any more these toilsome days;
    Why should I not run singing up Thy ways
    Straight into heaven, to rest myself with Thee?...
  • Who Shall Deliver Me?
    God strengthen me to bear myself;
    That heaviest weight of all to bear,
    Inalienable weight of care.
    ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Christina Rossetti

I Love You 106 Love 106 Heart 97 Life 78 Sweet 76 Long 73 Night 73 Sun 73 Hope 70 Away 67


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  • Markobscura: goblin market by christina rossetti 'how warm the wind must blow through those fruit bushes. “no,” said lizzie, “no, no, no; their offers should not charm us, their evil gifts would harm us.” she thrust a dimpled finger in each ear, shut eyes and ran...'
  • Yahialababidi: 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 ... better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad. —christina georgina rossetti
  • Astherainfallz: “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;” - christina rossetti
  • Melaniejaxn: "i wonder if the sap is stirring yet, if wintry birds are dreaming of a mate, if frozen snowdrops feel as yet the sun and crocus fires are kindling one by one: sing robin, sing: i still am sore in doubt concerning spring." - christina rossetti
  • Christakinde: "can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? yes, work never begun." —christina rossetti amwriting
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The Wanderings of Oisin: Book II
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Now, man of croziers, shadows called our names
And then away, away, like whirling flames;
And now fled by, mist-covered, without sound,
The youth and lady and the deer and hound;
'Gaze no more on the phantoms,' Niamh said,
And kissed my eyes, and, swaying her bright head
And her bright body, sang of faery and man
Before God was or my old line began;
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