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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  • Dr_g_r_kanwal: dr. g.r.kanwal views: up-hill : a poem by christina rossetti
  • Whatyoutoo: better by far that you should forget and smile... than you should remember and be sad... ~ christina rossetti
  • Anopendoor4: it's surely summer, for there's a swallow: come one swallow, his mate will follow, the bird race quicken and wheel and thicken. ~ christina rossetti, 1873 barn swallow i & ii by margie crisp; hand coloured linocut
  • Op109: (pairedaeza) “she dream’d of melons, as a traveller sees false waves in desert drouth with shade of leaf-crown’d trees, and burns the thirstier in the sandful breeze.” — christina rossetti, goblin market
  • Dr_g_r_kanwal: dr. g.r.kanwal views: up-hill : a poem by christina rossetti
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What? Dost thou mean to cheat me of my heart?
To take all mine and give me none again?
Or have thine eyes such magic or that art
That what they get they ever do retain?
Play not the tyrant, but take some remorse;
Rebate thy spleen, if but for pity's sake;
Or, cruel, if thou canst not, let us 'scourse,
And, for one piece of thine, my whole heart take.
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