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KarenBriscoe: “Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes; work never begun.” — Christina Rossetti

jennharper12: “O God the Holy Ghost Who art light unto thine elect Evermore enlighten us. Thou who art fire of love Evermore enkindle us. Thou who art Lord and Giver of Life, Evermore live in us.” —Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) from “A Prayer to the Holy Spirit”

kathyferber: Learning Not to be First: “This is a well-written, sensitive and revealing book: and if it sends more people (back) to Christina Rossetti's work, then it will have done its job extremely well.”

ArdentAgility: “My heart is like a rainbow shell That paddles in a halcyon sea; My heart is gladder than all these, Because my love is come to me.” — “A Birthday” by Christina Rossetti.

vjmargree: Our Forum on the Victorian short story now out in Victorian Review (44:2). Essays on M E Braddon, Florence Marryat, Ada Travanion, Elizabeth Gaskell, Christina Rossetti, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ella Hepworth Dixon and Sarah Grand. Thanks contributors, and VPFA for Study Day.

p9nd_apple: Normally I'm not a big fan of poetry but Christina Rossetti well impressed me. Bit cringe to finish the blog post with the quote "Eat me, drink me, love me." Either way though well recommended - the poetry, not the blog post. That's not worth clicking..

_rob_harris: 'Like poor Dan Robin thankful for your crumb, Whilst other birds sang mortal loud like swearing, When the wind lulled she tried to get a hearing.' (Christina Rossetti)

scottws1: Today's poem on The Writer's Almanac. Before the Beginning by Christina Rossetti Before the beginning Thou hast foreknown the end, Before the birthday the death-bed was seen of Thee: Cleanse what I cannot cleanse,...

DJROSTI: Before the Beginning by Christina Rossetti Before the beginning Thou hast foreknown the end, Before the birthday the death-bed was seen of Thee: Cleanse what I cannot cleanse, mend what I cannot mend. O Lord...

bob_toomey: Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you: But when the leaves hang trembling, The wind is passing through. Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I: But when the trees bow down their heads, The wind is passing by. - Christina Rossetti

Godly_Life: Were there no God, we would be in this glorious world with grateful hearts & no one to thank. -Christina Rossetti

poetictouch: Come buy, come buy: Our grapes fresh from the vine. ~ Christina Rossetti

salehbadrah: Come buy, come buy: Our grapes fresh from the vine. ~ Christina Rossetti

peedeelou: Before the Beginning by Christina Rossetti Before the beginning Thou hast foreknown the end, Before the birthday the death-bed was seen of Thee: Cleanse what I cannot cleanse, mend what I cannot mend. O Lord All-Merciful, be merciful to me. 1/2

ludlow_e: Reflecting on Cardinal Newman with Christina Rossetti. In the sonnet she wrote following his death in 1890, she remembers him as a ‘weary Champion of the Cross’ who ‘Chose love not in the shallows but the deep’

ElliottBlackwe3: “One day in the country Is worth a month in town” ― Christina Rossetti

JWilliamCupp: For there is no friend like a sister / In calm or stormy weather; / To cheer one on the tedious way, / To fetch one if one goes astray, / To lift one if one totters down, / To strengthen whilst one stands. -Christina Rossetti-

rhiannon0391: Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you. But when the leaves hang trembling, The wind is passing through. Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I. But when the trees bow down their heads, The wind is passing by. - Christina Rossetti

RVarleyWinter: Have decided that 'Fruit Jesus' is a good way to describe what Lizzie becomes in Goblin Market. Fairly happy with this

welfordwrites: Promises Like Pie-Crust, a poem by Christina Rossetti

marina_warn: One sister eats the forbidden fruit, the other wrestles with the goblins to bring her back from the underworld of Goblin Market. Is it here, are we living it now?

LadykimT1: Christina Rossetti Mona inominata (I wish I could remember)

Roy_Wallen: A man is ever apt to contemplate himself out of all proportion to his surroundings. – Christina Rossetti

queenattolias: 4 of 5 stars to Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti

NoeticSeries: New Entries on the Noetic app: John Austin, 1/2Esdras, Hertz, Helmholtz, Christina Rossetti, Dorothy Wordsworth. The stuff on Hertz and Helmholtz might be of particular interest to those studying the electric universe theory. Download Noetic today!

NPGLondon: Featuring figures such as Christina Rossetti, Effie Millais and Elizabeth Siddal, amongst others, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters will invite you to explore the creative contribution of women to this iconic artistic circle. Opening 17 October. Book now:

zarlakhta3: What Are Heavy? What are heavy? Sea-sand and sorrow; What are brief? Today and tomorrow; What are frail? Spring blossoms and youth; What are deep? The ocean and truth. -Christina Rossetti

ArdentAgility: “My heart is like a rainbow shell That paddles in a halcyon sea; My heart is gladder than all these, Because my love is come to me.” — “A Birthday” by Christina Rossetti.

triqx213: Not so the sun and moon Which hid their faces in a starless sky, A horror of great darkness at broad noon—I, only I. Yet give not o’er, But seek thy sheep, true Shepherd of the flock; Greater than Moses, turn and look once more And smite a rock. “Good Friday,” Christina Rossetti

ElliottBlackwe3: Emma Florence Harrison's illustration for the poetry of Christina Rossetti.

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