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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Readandcobooks: 'my heart is like a singing bird' is a fantastic collection of beautiful bird poetry by christina rossetti. a pocket-sized book featuring beautiful colour illustrations by john james audubon, this volume would make a wonderful christmas gift:
Rjames88: yet if you should forget me for a while and afterwards remember , do not grieve for if the darkness and corruption leave a vestige of the thoughts that once i had .. better by far you should forget and smile .. than that you should remember and be sad christina rossetti
Podcavern: in this sidetrip, you host reads l’albatros by charles baudelaire, jabberwocky by lewis carroll, erlkönig by goethe, and goblin market by christina rossetti. in the original languages.
Bethfelkerjones: 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. --christina rossetti
Zinghope: in the bleak midwinter christina rossetti what can i give him, poor as i am? if i were a shepherd, i would bring a lamb; if i were a wise man, i would do my part; yet what i can i give him: give my heart.
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