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 ...
Read Full Biography

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.
Read All Poems

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

Christina Rossetti Quotes

Read All Quotes

Comments about Christina Rossetti

  • Reactionlife: in this week’s poem, christina rossetti focuses on themes of transience and loss as well as a strange type of gratitude in 'an october garden'.
  • Underantares: white sheep, white sheep, on a blue hill, when the wind stops you all stand still when the wind blows you walk away slow. white sheep, white sheep, where do you go? - christina rossetti, clouds
  • Esterdiazmo: i guess mainz just wants to pamper me with a weather fit for the spooky season. not a bad time to be writing about edgar a. poe and christina rossetti's "goblin market".
  • Dmit131: poem of the day 20 october 2021 - de profundis by christina rossetti oh why is heaven built so far, oh why is earth set so remote? i cannot reach the nearest star that hangs afloat. i would not care to reach the moon, one round monotonous of...
  • Biltonline: tasha mapes looks at victorian womanhood through christina rossetti’s “goblin market”. writing in the late 1800s, rossetti critiques the capitalist patriarchal society in which she inhabits through fairytale-inspired metaphor.
Read All Comments

Write your comment about Christina Rossetti

Poem of the day

Charles Baudelaire Poem
Le Poison (The Poison)
 by Charles Baudelaire

Le vin sait revêtir le plus sordide bouge
D'un luxe miraculeux,
Et fait surgir plus d'un portique fabuleux
Dans l'or de sa vapeur rouge,
Comme un soleil couchant dans un ciel nébuleux.

L'opium agrandit ce qui n'a pas de bornes,
Allonge l'illimité,

Read complete poem

Popular Poets