Who is Christina Rossetti

Christina Georgina Rossetti (5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894) was an English writer of romantic, devotional and children's poems, including "Goblin Market" and "Remember". She also wrote the words of two Christmas carols well known in Britain: "In the Bleak Midwinter", later set by Gustav Holst, Katherine Kennicott Davis, and Harold Darke, and "Love Came Down at Christmas", also set by Darke and other composers. She was a sister of the artist and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti and features in several of his paintings.

Early life and education

Christina Rossetti was born in Charlotte Street (now Hallam Street), London, to Gabriele Rossetti, a poet and a political exile from Vasto, Abruzzo, Italy, since 1824 and Frances Polidori, the sister of Lord Byron's friend 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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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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Nj300njoki: promise me no promises, so will i not promise you: keep we both our liberties, never false and never true: let us hold the die uncast, free to come as free to go: for i cannot know your past, and of mine what can you know?,christina rossetti,poetry,
Friede: good morning! today we explore christina rossetti’s influential poem goblin market and the many (and i mean many) interpretations of this poem, from ruskin’s dismissal of it as a “calamity of modern poetry” to the playboy reprinting in the 1970s & beyond…
Happy_at_home_: who has seen the wind? neither i nor you: but when the leaves hang trembling the wind is passing thro’ who has seen the wind? neither you nor i: but when the trees bow down their heads the wind is passing by. -christina rossetti “tench pond in a gale” paul nash 1922
Litcharts: new guide! a birthday by christina rossetti
Marcorosenkranz: spring is when life’s alive in everything. —christina rossetti
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